A comforting truth for every born again believer in the Lord Jesus Christ.
(God will do these strange and surprising things on purpose to awaken them to a conviction and consideration of his hand in ALL: MH)
Isaiah 58:11 And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
Isaiah 41:17-20 …
17 When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the LORD will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them.
18 I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.
19 I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the shittah tree, and the myrtle, and the oil tree; I will set in the desert the fir tree, and the pine, and the box tree together:
20 That they may see, and know, and consider, and understand together, that the hand of the LORD hath done this, and the Holy One of Israel hath created it.
They shall see and acknowledge the hand of God, his power and his favour, in this, v. 20.
God will do these strange and surprising things on purpose to awaken them to a conviction and consideration of his hand in ALL:
That they may see this wonderful change, and knowing that it is above the ordinary course and power of nature may consider that therefore it comes from a superior power, and, comparing notes upon it, may understand together, and concur in the acknowledgment of it, that the hand of the Lord, that mighty hand of his which is stretched out for his people and stretched out to them, has done this, and the Holy One of Israel has created it, made it anew, made it out of nothing, made it for the comfort of his people.
Note, God does great things for his people, that he may be taken notice of.
God wants you to know that he is at work on your behalf.
He wants you to so trust Him as to see how His promises can be applied to your case – and what His right hand can accomplish even for you.
Let us trust Him tonight with all our hearts!