Day 8 - God Provides a Solution for Harried Saints

Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you;
therefore he will rise up to show you compassion.
For the Lord is a God of justice.
Blessed are all who wait for him!

Isaiah 
30:18

George 
Santayana 
once 
observed, 
“Those 
who 
cannot 
remember 
 the 
past 
are 
condemned 
to 
repeat 
it.” 
This 
is 
precisely 
the 
reason 
the 
 church 
(i.e. 
the 
modern 
day 
people 
of 
God) 
is 
wise 
to 
ponder 
carefully 
 the 
experience 
of 
the 
Jews 
in 
the 
Old 
Testament.

By 
the 
time 
Isaiah 
arrived 
on 
the 
scene 
in 
739 
BC, 
Judah 
was 
in 
big-time 
 trouble. 
Like 
the 
ten 
tribes 
of 
Israel 
to 
the 
north, 
the 
two 
southern 
tribes 
 had 
forgotten 
God 
and 
were 
beginning 
to 
experience 
life 
apart 
from 
his 
 blessing. 
Isaiah 
urged 
them 
to 
turn 
around 
... 
or 
else.

The 
details 
vary, 
but 
the 
principles 
and 
promise 
are 
still 
valid 
today. 
To 
 experience 
all 
that 
God 
wants 
for 
us, 
we 
must 
turn 
to 
him—and 
wait 
for 
 him 
in 
faith. 
If 
we 
ignore 
him, 
we 
do 
so 
at 
our 
own 
peril.

God’s Promise to Me
•Return 
to 
me, 
wait 
for 
me 
and 
I 
will 
deliver 
you.
•You 
will 
find 
strength 
when 
you 
trust 
me.

My Prayer to God
Lord, 
you 
are 
sovereign 
and 
holy. 
Forgive 
me 
for 
acting 
as 
though 
I 
am 
 in 
charge 
of 
my 
own 
life 
and 
for 
doing 
unholy 
things. 
I 
will 
turn 
to 
you 
 and 
wait 
for 
you.

teddy allen

2010 Gingerwood Pl, Fairfield, CA, 94534, United States