So last night I was catching up on the book, Mended by Angie Smith. There was definitely a reason why I pushed "pause" on this book and pressed "play" last night. It was perfect timing for me. God is good.
Something in the chapter stood out to me...Isaiah 49:23. When I read this, I was like, "woa, hold up, wait a minute!" I know I've read it before, because I've studied Isaiah, but it was like lightbulbs had turned on. So I'm sure you're wondering what Isaiah 49:23 says...
"Kings will be your foster fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers. They will bow down before you with their faces to the ground; they will lick the dust at your feet. Then you will know that I am the LORD; those who hope in me will not be disappointed." The last part really got my attention..."those who hope in me will not be disappointed."
I think why this verse flashed red lights at me because just a few days ago I was disappointed in someone. Unfortunately, this disappointment really affected my attitude. Not proud of it, but it's true. So when I read this, God used his Holy Spirit to convict me. I realized that I was disappointed because I had put my hope in a person and not God. If I would have looked at this situation in a different light, I would have not been affected in that way. That got me thinking of all the times that I've been disappointed...well, not every single time (because my memory isn't great & I would be thinking for a longgg time). I'm pretty sure that my times of disappointment have stemmed from me not putting my hope in the right person. When a person disappoints me, I shouldn't be surprised because we are humans and we mess up, instead I should put my hope in God.
People can disappoint, but God doesn't. There may be times when I don't understand what God is doing in my life, but that doesn't mean He disappoints me. He has a reason for everything.
My hope is in Him and no one else.
Check out this song...it's one of my favorites!
Cornerstone by Hillsong
Also, here is the reading plan I've been following (just in case I miss a day to remind you):