‘You will spread out to the right and to the left…’ Isaiah 54:3 NIV
Has all the gloom and doom in the news caused you to become fearful and begin to pull back? Take a moment and read this: ‘Sing, O barren woman, you who never bore a child…shout for joy, you who were never in labour; because more are the children of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband…Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes. For you will spread out to the right hand and to the left…Do not be afraid; you will not suffer shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated. You will forget the shame of your youth and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood.’ (Isaiah 54:1-4 NIV) Satan will try to plant all kinds of fear in your mind about things that are not even likely to happen. He will tell you that your children are going to be lost; that because cancer, Alzheimer’s or heart disease runs in your family, you too are going to get it. His goal is to stop you dead in your tracks. He knows God’s plan for you is to ‘spread out to the right and to the left,’ not pull back. ‘How long will this attack last?’ you ask. Quite possibly as long as the longest stand you’ve taken against Satan in the past! What can you do? ‘Take up the whole armour of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day…’ (Ephesians 6:13 NKJV) Stand squarely on God’s Word and refuse to pull back.
SoulFood: Heb 5-8, Matt 20:17-28, Ps 70, Pr 6:26-28
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2012