O LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you; I will praise your name, for you have done wonderful things, plans formed of old, faithful and sure.
When you take a long, hard look at the world around you, do the sights fill you with praise or do they just perturb you? Honestly, I’m finding it difficult these days to see past the illnesses and ideologies and riots and injustices that seem to shroud the present like vultures over a wounded animal. Yes, I’m romanticizing the past a bit, but what’s happened to our nation under God, with liberty and justice for all? The world is so dark now, so blatantly, hopelessly lost, that while I believe the truth of Isaiah 25:1, I don’t necessarily perceive it. Nevertheless, even as I type this, the Spirit nudges my heart with the reminder that God’s promise remains true even when my emotions don’t follow suit. Man’s foolishness never overrides God’s faithfulness, nor does the present-day mess undo His perfect masterplan, and that’s cause for rejoicing.
So friend, right now, look with eyes of faith toward Heaven, warm your countenance under His providential rays, and join Isaiah in a song of triumph for all He’s done—and for all He’s doing!