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A New Day: Comfort in God’s Strength, Part 2

In Isaiah 40, the prophet declares that God does not faint or grow weary. Isaiah wants the people to know that their God has not grown tired. The people might be weary, but God is not. He hasn’t lost a … Continue reading

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A New Day: Comfort in God’s Strength, Part 1

One of the things I really love about God’s Word is that it provides us with an antidote to the weariness we feel from time to time. I wonder how many of us are weary with worry. Maybe your worries … Continue reading

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A New Day: Comfort in God’s Character, Part 4

These two images — God as Mighty Warrior and God as Gentle Shepherd — must be held in balance. If we picture God merely as the Mighty Warrior without the balancing image of the Gentle Shepherd, we might end up … Continue reading

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A New Day: Comfort in God’s Character, Part 2

God as Mighty Warrior Isaiah says, Behold, the Lord God comes with might and his arm rules for him. The picture here is one of God as a mighty warrior who fights on behalf of His people. It’s similar to … Continue reading

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A New Day: Comfort in God’s Word, Part 3

I decided to run a little experiment this week. Rather than going through all the verses in God’s Word that bring me comfort, I decided to crowdsource this. So I asked my friends a very simple question: What Scripture or … Continue reading

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A New Day: Comfort in God’s Word, Part 1

Most everyone I know could use some comfort right now. The people of Isaiah’s day were no different. In Isaiah 40, we find good news; God stands ready to comfort His people. And Isaiah 40 is one of the great … Continue reading

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A New Day: The Gift, Part 4

Isaiah gives us four names that tell us even more about this gift: Wonderful Counselor One of my favorite scholars on Isaiah says, “Wonderful counselor is either a supernatural counselor or one who gives supernatural counsel.” I don’t see why … Continue reading

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A New Day: The Power of “With,” Part 4

We live in a time when the nature of truth seems to be up for grabs. Every news story can be spun one way or another to say almost anything someone wants to believe. In times like these, I have … Continue reading

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A New Day: The Power of “With,” Part 3

The theme of Isaiah 7 is repeated throughout the Bible: God promises to be with those who put their trust in Him. In both the Old Testament and the New Testament, God says, I will never leave you nor forsake … Continue reading

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A New Day: The Power of “With,” Part 2

When Isaiah goes to visit Ahaz, he says things like, Do not fear and do not let your heart be faint (7:4). God knows that it is dangerous when we’re controlled by our fears, so His word to Ahaz is … Continue reading

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