Devotions – 2015.12.20
The one who is high and lifted up,
who lives forever, whose name is holy, says:
I live on high, in holiness,
and also with the crushed and the lowly,
reviving the spirit of the lowly,
reviving the heart of those who have been crushed.
Isaiah 57, 15
This is God’s will: He wants to be with those who have no hope. He wants to comfort those who otherwise have no comfort. He wants to be close to those who are abandoned. He wants to give strength where discouragement is. His heart is full of love and compassion for the oppressed and shattered. He does not care whether the misery was caused by own fault or through the fault of others. For He is our Father, who firstly comforts and connects the wounds. A father who forgives any debt. By Him, in His heart, we really are at home. Therefore, we want to seek Him to be comforted by Him. We do not want to give up, but always come to Him with our concerns. Until He takes us in His arms and comforts us. For He has promised it, and He will keep His promise. He is with the oppressed and shattered to revive their spirits and give them a new heart.Father, where is a God like You? You are the Holy One, but so full of mercy on us! You look at our misfortune and You want to be close to us and comfort us. You forgive all our guilt and sin. Yes, where is a God like You? Your father heart beats full of love for Your children. How could You ever forget us?