HOPE Doesn’t Have To Turn To DESPAIR

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Isaiah 22:1

A prophecy against the Valley of Vision: What troubles you now, that you have all gone up on the roofs?

O-bservation:

The prophet Isaiah referred to Jerusalem as the Valley of Vision. Jerusalem is surrounded by mountains (Ps. 125:2). Consequently, it gives the feel that the city is in a Valley. Yet because this great city was known as the City of David, there always seemed to be HOPE. In this case, Jerusalem/Judah had rebelled against God and the people could stand on their roofs and see the Assyrian army approaching.

A-pplication:

With the coming destruction of their city (JERUSALEM) and way of living, you would think that the people would have repented and cried out to God to save them. But instead they partied and said, “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die!” (vs. 13). Does it ever feel to you that when you look around there’s so much possibility and HOPE, but instead people are willfully choosing DESPAIR? We as a people don’t have to turn to despair and party while we do! We can instead repent and ask God to help us. He promises to answer us when we call Him (Jer. 33:3). This is why I believe “HOPE Doesn’t Have To Turn To DESPAIR!”

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus,

Hear our prayer today dear Lord. It’s not only me repenting and begging for You to heal our land. There are so many! Please give us another chance at HOPE. Amen

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