God’s Promises: Isaiah 58:9-11

The Bible is full of instructions, encouragement and promises from God. It is up to us to take what we need from The Word and incorporate it into our daily lives.

So many times when things aren’t going well for us, we tend to ask “why is this happening to me? Where is God?” When in fact, if we just spend more time researching and finding out what The Word says, we would know that God has already given us simple instructions to live the lives we so desperately want. These instructions are not difficult at all and we each have the capacity to fulfil them. However, we cannot execute the instructions if we don’t read the manual. That’s what The Bible is, its our manual for life, given to us by The Creator Himself to teach us how to live our best lives. So I thought it would be a good idea to do a weekly post on God’s promises to teach you (and remind myself) of The Father’s love, grace and mercy for us.

Isaiah 58 9 11

Our days would be so much more productive and blessed if we would just stop spending them talking about other people. God says that He will satisfy our needs in a sun-scorched land – I think this means that He will prosper us, bless us and keep us safe regardless of the circumstances that surround us. For us to claim and live in that promise, we need to pray for people instead of gossiping about them; help others instead of turning a blind eye and stop condemning them. If we follow this instruction from God, we would have more time in our day and space in our heart to receive His love and grace.

So the next time you’re tempted to join in with the office gossip or turn away someone in need, remember that you have been saved by grace – that unmerited, undeserved favour from God – and that all you need to do to follow this instruction is to show and extend that grace to others.