Part of what the Lord has in store for His people is something new. His promise to them is a return of the people from captivity. The captivity, the bondage and the lockdown would end, and they would know freedom, release and joy. The promise was that the sad days would be over and gone
Isaiah 40:2 ‘Her sad days are gone…’ (Living Bible)
All this would be made possible by the merciful intervention (the favour) of God. It would be more than just restoration to normality, but a restoration to a wonderful new normal. The new normal would be freedom and joy. The new normal would be double blessing. The new normal would also be a glorious and everlasting kingdom. Be encouraged, the Lord your God is working in the situation you are facing, and, although things look dark, He will bring about restoration and bring new and wonderful things into your life. Do not just long to ‘get back’ to normal, expect and ‘look forward’ to a new normal that will be different and better.
THE BATTLE WILL PASS
When we go through things that are difficult and challenging it may sometimes feel as if the circumstances or situation will never change. Perhaps, when you look at the situation, you think it could never change or get better? But with God in the equation of our lives, things can and will change. If the battles go on long enough, we can even sink down into discouragement. The Nation of Israel was in this exact position. In the very moment, the Lord came to comfort and encourage them. He delivered a comforting message, from Himself to His people, so that they would not sink under their burdens. The Lord wants to do the same for you today. He comes to you, as only He can, to comfort and remind you that things will change, things will be better, and the battle will pass. We are living in a battle, it is a war, but the struggle will not last.
Take hold of the hope that He is giving you today!
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