Monday's Message of Hope

Satisfied in a Sun-Scorched Land!
Monday, January 16, 2023 by Penelope Kaye

Hello, dear friend

Last week we found that the Lord will always guide us. Always. This week we’re going to look at the next blessing found in Isaiah 58:11:

The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.

While the prophet was no doubt referring to living in an actual desert area, where land is baked from the sun and water is a precious commodity, I want us to look at this portion of the verse in a different light.

We all know that our country has major problems—all of them directly related to the place God holds in the hearts of the citizens, from the president to the dogcatcher. Crime, drugs, corruption, abortion, sexual perversion, and the list can go on and on. The enemy has been having a field day while the church compromises the word of the Lord. For all intents and purposes, America has become a spiritually sun-scorched land.

Dry. Hot. Scorched. Thirsty. Burning.

Yet in the midst of a parched land, God promises to satisfy our needs—spirit, soul, and body. The Hebrew word for “satisfy” means to have plenty. Not just enough to get by, but plenty. Whatever our needs look like in this dry and thirsty land, we will have more than enough. What a wonderful, gracious God!

Below are some questions to reflect and/or journal. Feel free to share your thoughts—I would love to hear from you.

  • Do you have some sun-scorched areas in your life now?
  • How can the Lord satisfy those needs?
  • How does this impact your faith walk?

Enjoy a hope-filled week satisfied by God in spite of a sun-scorched land!

Penelope Kaye

 

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Evelyn From Hardin At 1/18/2023 12:13:00 AM

I get so caught up in life I don’t realize I am thirsty and need times of refreshing

Reply by: PS 2710 Ministries

Hi, Evelyn. I think that happens with all of us. I experienced it yesterday. I spent the day at home worshiping God and found myself in tears. I didn't realize how much I missed the blessing of getting lost in worship. Blessings, Penelope Kaye

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