Saturday, January 4, 2014

Day 4, January 4

"Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also is my salvation.  Therefore with Joy shall he draw water out of the wells of salvation."--Isaiah 12: 2 and 3

I have a confession to make:  Isaiah is not one of my favorite writers in the Bible.  His words are frequently high above my limited understanding.  When someone in church quotes Isaiah, I often tune out.  (And isn't that a sad commentary?)

But these particular scriptures resonate within me, perhaps because I am more consciously searching for ideas about and understanding of joy.  If God truly is my salvation, then I need not fear.  Though the world appears to be crumbling around us, I can remain safe in my belief in God.

Joy for the day:  acceptance that God is my salvation.


  1. I love the imagery of drawing water out of the wells of salvation with joy. Knowing what we know, and believing what we believe, how can we not have joy?

  2. That's a wonderful scripture. I often tune out as well.