Daily Devotion-December 31, 2022

Daily Devotion-December 31, 2022

Isaiah 12:1-2

In that day, you will say: I will give thanks to you, Lord, for though you were angry with me, your anger has turned away, and you comfort me. Surely God is my salvation. I will trust him and will not be afraid, because Yah, the Lord, is my strength and song, and he has become my salvation.

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank you for all the blessings you have provided us. You have diverted your just and righteous anger from us to your Son and given us salvation and everlasting life. We deserved your wrath for all our sins; instead, you dispensed that on Jesus and gave us your mercy and love in exchange. Through faith, which your Holy Spirit began in us to believe in Jesus, our Savior, you have given us comfort and restored peace. Because our every sin has been removed, and it is there that we have true peace.

Lord, we are reminded that you sent your Son to us; he became human and lived with us. You demonstrated how much you love us and what you were willing to do to restore us to you. These gifts of forgiveness you send to us, and they are ours through faith. So we can also be sure of your extensive love for us and the unlimited ends you allowed to make our salvation possible.

So that as we begin a new year, we can also be sure you will protect us and our salvation, which Jesus won for us. Please keep these verses as our reminder of what you have done to save us so that when the world throws its troubles at us, we will not be afraid but cling to you, our Lord. You sent us your Son, and he is always with us. So please let us share our trust in you with those who do not know you so they, too, will not be afraid but sing the joys of salvation. Amen.

Written through Pastor Roger Emmons

God sent his Son for you, Jesus suffered for you, and the Holy Spirit has blessed you with the faith to believe; this is God’s will for all people to know him, and he will save you by faith, knowing your sins are forgiven.