I don’t know where you are, what you are thinking or doing, but I know I needed this Word from God at this very hour on this very day! God is my strength, my song in the night that replaces my worry of wonderings with His peace. God is my song of salvation, the One and Only who has saved my soul, healed my broken and bruised heart, and put me back together again.
God is love. He loved me first in ways that drew me to Him, clinging to Him, embracing that love so deeply and securely that I cannot let go. I learned from the embrace that He will not let go of me! Oh Lord, what precious thoughts I have about you this morning! There is NO ONE like you, dear Jesus! There is no one like our God!
Read the words, as many times as necessary, to shout His praises, thanking God for all He has done and is doing. This is our response today—and always! May we raise the roof of our hearts, minds and souls with pure, complete, focused, unrelenting praise. God has come to save and redeem us to live for Him and with Him forever! Tell the world!
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
Go, tell, point the Way to Truth that gives us Life now and forever. Point to Jesus!
Isaiah 12, The Message
My Strength and Song
12 And you will say in that day,
“I thank you, God.
You were angry
but your anger wasn’t forever.
You withdrew your anger
and moved in and comforted me.
2 “Yes, indeed—God is my salvation.
I trust, I won’t be afraid.
God—yes God!—is my strength and song,
best of all, my salvation!”
3-4 Joyfully you’ll pull up buckets of water
from the wells of salvation.
And as you do it, you’ll say,
“Give thanks to God.
Call out his name.
Ask him anything!
Shout to the nations, tell them what he’s done,
spread the news of his great reputation!
5-6 “Sing praise-songs to God. He’s done it all!
Let the whole earth know what he’s done!
Raise the roof! Sing your hearts out, O Zion!
The Greatest lives among you: The Holy of Israel.”
WHAT DO WE LEARN—HOW DO WE RESPOND?
Salvation is a key theme in this song. “In that day” refers to the day of Israel’s regathering and reunion and the righteous reign of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Warren Wiersbe shares, “The LORD is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation; He is my God, and I will praise Him; my father’s God, and I will exalt Him” (Ex. 15:2)—was sung at the exodus and at the rededication of the temple in Ezra’s day (Ps. 118:14). The phrase “become my salvation” can also be translated ‘given me victory.’ It was sung by the Red Sea after the Israelites had been delivered from Egypt by Moses, a prophet. It was sung in Jerusalem when the second temple was dedicated under the leadership of Ezra, a priest. It will be sung again when the Jewish nation accepts Jesus Christ as its King. They will recognize Him as “the Holy One of Israel” and willingly obey His holy law.”
What pleases God the most? He is most pleased when sincere hearts praise Him, thanking Him for all He has done and then live His praises out loud to the world. So, let’s raise the roof and sing our hearts out to the One who is greatest and now lives in us who believe and follow Him! “The Holy of Israel.” The God of all nations!
I do praise and thank you with all that is in me this morning. I am going to praise you all day long. You have renewed my Spirit, restored my soul this morning by Your Word given to me. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I want to live a life of praise to You!
In Jesus Name, Amen