“FOR THE LORD COMFORTS ZION; HE COMFORTS ALL HER WASTE PLACES AND MAKES HER WILDERNESS LIKE EDEN, HER DESERT LIKE THE GARDEN OF THE LORD; JOY AND GLADNESS WILL BE FOUND IN HER, THANKSGIVING AND THE VOICE OF SONG.” Isaiah 51:2-3
lord, you are the one who takes our burdens, our shame, our overthinking/overwhelmed brains and souls, our insecurities, our comparisons, our false assumptions, our defeats, our sadness, and turns it all into comfort. turns it into Eden. turns it into a plush land full of forgiveness, love, life, happiness, confidence. this is not always felt in times of rejection and despair. but i pray that we all will search for your promised garden. that joy and gladness will find its home in us. that thanksgiving will be comfortable and stay awhile in our souls. free our assumptions and reactions. your salvation is forever. fear not the reproach of men because his love is forever. was it not you who split the waters for your people to go through? your power and words and opinion of me is the only one i should care about and fear. your children will have and hold everlasting joy- “sorrow and sighing shall flee away” (vs 11). you say to me “YOU ARE MY PEOPLE” we are your community, you never leave for something better.
<3 me (amy)