Did you have any special or silly ways of making promises when you were a kid? (pinky swear, blood brothers, etc.)
In the midst of struggle or sin…
The historical situation in Isaiah 40 is God’s people waiting for judgment and exile (which will be a mighty struggle) as a result of their sin. How has your life been affected by these various combinations of struggle and sin:
STOP and spend time in prayer based on the responses to these questions.
…there is radiant hope in God’s eternal constancy…
READ Isaiah 40:6-8. Summarize it in your own words.
READ the following Scriptures to add to your good news list.
How would a radiant hope in God’s eternal constancy spill over to help us:
…there is radiant hope in God’s eternal faithfulness.
READ Isaiah 40:9-11
READ 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24. What makes this statement of God’s faithfulness radically fantastic?
Who should you pray for, and perhaps contact, today that is under heavy struggle and/or sin? How could you reflect God’s faithfulness and shepherding care to them?
In the midst of struggle and sin there is radiant hope in God's eternal constancy and faithfulness!