Scripture Reading: Isaiah 38:9–20
“Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove: mine eyes fail with looking upward: O Lord, I am oppressed; undertake for me,” Isaiah 38:14.
Are you oppressed today in any way? Talk to God; speak the Word of God to Him. Pray, Isaiah 38:14, “O Lord, I am oppressed; undertake for me.” As you call on God today, He will undertake for you. Pray and say, “O Lord by these things men live, and in all these things is the life of my spirit: so wilt thou recover me and make me to live,” verse 16. Talk to God and say, “Behold for peace I had great bitterness: but thou hast in thy love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption: for thou has cast all my sins behind thy back. For the grave cannot praise thee, death cannot celebrate thee; they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth. The living , the living he shall praise thee, as I do this day; the father to the children shall make known thy truth. The Lord was ready to save me: therefore we will sing my songs to the stringed instruments all the days of our life in the house of the Lord,” Isaiah 38:17–20. Yes, the living , he shall praise God as we do this day.
Today, I want you to thank God for your life. There is nothing you gave God to keep you alive till this day. It is by His mercy that you are alive today; that you are not consumed. It is by His grace that you are what you are today, so give Him praise. Talk to Him and say, “Lord God Almighty, continue to preserve my life. Continue to give me the grace to praise you, to magnify your name. Continue to give me the grace to do the things I ought to do with the life you have given me, for only the living shall praise you as I do this day.” And as for those who associate themselves against the beloved of the Lord, we speak the Word of God to the enemies of the children of God today and we say, “Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all ye far countries: gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves and ye shall be broken in pieces. Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought; speak the word and it shall not stand: for God is with us,” Isaiah 8:9–10. Yes, the God of the living is with us for “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined,” Isaiah 9:2.
Father God thank you, for if the enemy had his way, we would not see this day. But Lord God Almighty, although they thought we were in darkness, you have given us your great light. Although they thought we dwell in the land of the shadow of death, O Lord, you have shined down your light of life. Thank you for undertaking for us.