Yay or Nay?

Isaiah 12:2

“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the LORD GOD is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.”

Every obstacle we’ll experience in life, every painful trial and unforeseen detour, every psychological grief and physical ailment, every dismantled ambition and broken dream brings us back around to this singular question: will I keep singing Isaiah 12:2 or not? Let’s be honest, friend; don’t we wish Scriptures like these worked as a charm against the forces of darkness? Don’t we sort of expect the words to dispel all doubt and despair as soon as they leave our lips? Well, even though Isaiah’s declaration may not be all that magical, it’s still a potent defense against the enemy. See, we tend to read Isaiah 12:2 as a statement of faith, but it’s more a statement of will. When Isaiah proclaims that God is my salvation, that I will trust, and that I will not fear, he’s not merely regurgitating facts: he’s resolving to act.

So Christian, change the question “will the Lord be my strength and song today?” to the declaration: “the Lord will be my strength and song today”! That will make all the difference in the world.