sábado, 21 de setembro de 2013
Discouraged to Heart
Isaiah 35:4 - Say to those with fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God and he will come and save you.
The book of Isaiah is an alternation of convictions of sin and confirmation of the healing grace of the Lord. In one of his spiritual words of encouragement, the prophet writes: "Tell the bleak heart: be strong, fear not! Your God will come, will come with vengeance, with divine retribution will come to save them "(Isaiah 35:4).
If there is a feeling that has already invaded all Christians, this is the feeling of discouragement. In the world we live in, everything conspires against us. Envy of others, and we fulfill our tasks. Injustices, as we strive to follow what is right. Traps of the wicked, when they want to bring us down. There are times that makes you want to throw everything away and give up ...
It is especially in the midst of these depressing experiences that our heart needs the deep divine motivation. The feebleminded should be strong and not fear? Certainly, there will be forces that we no longer have. The reason is certainly the resolute promise of the Lord through the prophet: "Your God will come" and "will come with vengeance." This promise is important, because the Lord knows our weaknesses, in the process of doing justice with our own hands. The righteousness of the Lord, "with divine retribution will come to save them." The Lord help the discouraged heart: therefore, "be strong, do not fear".