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A Strong Arm

Isaiah 33:2
O LORD, be gracious to us; we wait for you. Be our arm every morning, our salvation in the time of trouble.

The Lord spoke through the prophet Jeremiah in Jeremiah 27:5a, “It is I who by my great power and my outstretched arm have made the earth,” which means that God can form life out of a dark and empty void. Isaiah writes in Isaiah 40:11, “He will tend his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms; he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young,” which means that God doesn’t just transcend beyond the stars to hold the cosmos, but He descends into the commonplace to nurture the weakest and poorest of earth. Moses writes in Deuteronomy 33:27a, “The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms,” which means that whether you feel like it or not, right now your little, mundane life is being held fast in His never-ending love.  

So friend, lift up your hands to Heaven this morning and rest your heart in the strong, tender arms of your good Father. Then, with His strength filling your spirit, go out and be a strong arm for others.