Wednesday, 16 October 2013

BF2013: Hope for Restoration...

Isaiah 35 is all about God's promise of Hope for Restoration. I really needed to read this a couple of nights ago, and the promises in it. While life is generally going smoothly, my health, and that of my daughter's, is suffering. Life has become a tad hectic and we're not coping. I'd like to say that I have it all together but I don't. Work issues, health issues, dental issues (!!!), money issues, and so on. It all builds up after a while. I have almost reached my limit.


But God has it covered. And I need to keep reminding myself of this. Hence why Isaiah 35 is necessary.

Isaiah 35
New Living Translation (NLT)

Hope for Restoration

35 Even the wilderness and desert will be glad in those days.
The wasteland will rejoice and blossom with spring crocuses.
2 Yes, there will be an abundance of flowers
and singing and joy!
The deserts will become as green as the mountains of Lebanon,
as lovely as Mount Carmel or the plain of Sharon.
There the Lord will display his glory,
the splendor of our God.
3 With this news, strengthen those who have tired hands,
and encourage those who have weak knees.
4 Say to those with fearful hearts,
“Be strong, and do not fear,
for your God is coming to destroy your enemies.
He is coming to save you.”

5 And when he comes, he will open the eyes of the blind
and unplug the ears of the deaf.
6 The lame will leap like a deer,
and those who cannot speak will sing for joy!
Springs will gush forth in the wilderness,
and streams will water the wasteland.
7 The parched ground will become a pool,
and springs of water will satisfy the thirsty land.
Marsh grass and reeds and rushes will flourish
where desert jackals once lived.

8 And a great road will go through that once deserted land.
It will be named the Highway of Holiness.
Evil-minded people will never travel on it.
It will be only for those who walk in God’s ways;
fools will never walk there.
9 Lions will not lurk along its course,
nor any other ferocious beasts.
There will be no other dangers.
Only the redeemed will walk on it.
10 Those who have been ransomed by the Lord will return.
They will enter Jerusalem[a] singing,
crowned with everlasting joy.
Sorrow and mourning will disappear,
and they will be filled with joy and gladness.


  1. 35:10 Hebrew Zion.

He will strengthen my tired hands, body, heart and mind.
He will encourage me through His Word, and through those He sends to me.
He will tell me to be strong. To not fear.
He will remind me that He is coming to destroy those who attack me.
He will save me.

I can't save myself from me; only God can.

He provides Hope for Restoration. He provides everything I need. He provide.

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