Isaiah 40:8 KJV
The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand forever.
These are not the words of Isaiah 40:8, but Matthew Henry’s commentary. Isaiah was facing similar conditions in his time. His advice to the flock goes as follows.
We must get our hearts levelled by divine grace. Those that are hindered from the comfort in Christ by their dejections and despondencies are the valleys that must be exalted.
Those that are hindered from the comfort in Christ by a proud conceit of their own merit and worth are the mountains and hills that must be made low.
Those that have entertained prejudices against the word and ways of God, that are untractable, and disposed to thwart and contradict even that which is plain and easy because it agrees not with their corrupt inclinations and secular interests, is the crooked that must be made straight and the rough places that must be made plain.
Let but the gospel of Christ have a fair hearing, and it cannot fail of acceptance.
OUR PRAYER by Robert
Heavenly Father, bring unto the flock your deep love for all Mankind. If it is your will, “Father,” loose your compassion filled with discernment on All Lord, so they may recognize your Grace and with their found patience bring your light forward into this maelstrom of confusion and hatred.
As Yeshua calmed the sea and stilled the wind we pray you will bring calm and understanding unto the world and those within it.
We kneel before your throne Lord and ask as Moses did, “Oh God, God of the spirits of all flesh when some, of mankind, is out of control continuously, will you be angry with the entire Assembly.
We petition, Father if it is your will, bridle Satan, at this time bring him under control that your servants entering into the Den of Wolves may bring your light and word to those trapped in his maelstrom of confusion and all forms of evil doing.
We ask that sanity is restored to all mankind, so there will be a time of quiet and peace so mankind can be reasoned with and the ability to hear and reason be placed in their hearts. As your Son calmed the sea and stilled the wind, we ask this without fear and in faith, and in the name of Yeshua, Amen and Amen.
God is “a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness” (Psalm 86:15). Like all of God’s attributes, His compassion is infinite and eternal. His compassions never fail; they are new every morning (Lamentations 3:22-23).
When you have faith and courage of an obedient [child of God] to lead in Yeshua’s name, without fear, many will follow your light.