Isaiah 58:11 - God Will Guide You Continually.

Isaiah 58:11: God Will Guide You Continually.

you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be 
like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring.  

Isaiah 58:11 (NIV) The LORD will guide you always; HE WILL 
frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose 
waters never fail. 


Look Up, Not Down
   Beware of tech neck." No, this isn't a robot monster with 
a metal neck. It's even scarier than that. Tech neck is a medical 
condition created by constantly looking down at electronic devices - and 
it's on the rise. Doctors have also seen an increase in "text thumb," 
an injury caused by too much texting. Medical professionals say 
these kinds of repetitive-stress injuries used to be seen in people in 
their sixties. Now teenagers and college students are among the 
millions afflicted.  
   Physical therapists have created exercises to combat these 
conditions. If you feel a bout of text thumb coming on, touch your thumb to 
each of your fingers and repeat five times. You can also wrap a 
rubber band around your hand and then open it against the resistance. 
Many people have started to get massages to cure their tech neck. But 
that can be expensive. An easier solution: stop looking down! 
   Computer screens, cell phones, tablets. With more and more 
screen-based electronics, we find ourselves looking down a lot. Write a 
paper. Look down. Read a book on a Nook. Look down. Receive a text. 
Look down. Instead of looking down to communicate or find 
information, we need to be looking up. 
   Examine The Case
   When it comes to living our everyday lives, we should keep 
our eyes focused on God, not an electronic device. Sure, we look 
down when we bow our heads in prayer. But the Bible tells us to fix 
our eyes on Christ. Isaiah 58:11 promises, The Lord will always 
lead you, satisfy you in a parched land, and strengthen your bones" 
(HCSB). The Lord leads us in different ways. God's commands help point 
us in the right direction. They give us wisdom when we have to make 
a tough decision. The Holy Spirit nudges us and reminds us of 
God's teachings on the correct way to go. And God uses people in our 
lives - parents, pastors, and other family members - who can provide 
godly advice. 
   When you come to a difficult situation, remember to look up 
to God. His way is always the right way. When we follow God's path, 
he gives strength to our bones - not a pain in our necks. 
   Final Word
   "The Lord will always lead you, satisfy you in a parched 
land, and strengthen your bones. You will be like a watered garden and 
like a spring whose waters never run dry" Isaiah 58:11 HCSB. [Case 
For Christ For Kids by Les Strobel] 


 The Lord shall guide thee. Not an angel, but JEHOVAH 
shall guide thee. He said he would not go through the wilderness 
before his people, an angel should go before them to lead them in the 
way; but Moses said, If thy presence go not with me, carry us not 
up hence. Christian, God has not left you in your earthly 
pilgrimage to an angels guidance: he himself leads the van. You may not 
see the cloudy, fiery pillar, but Jehovah will never forsake you. 
Notice the word shall"The Lord shall guide thee. How certain 
this makes it! How sure it is that God will not forsake us! His 
precious shalls and wills are better than mens oaths. I 
will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. Then observe the adverb 
continually. We are not merely to be guided sometimes, but we are to have a 
perpetual monitor; not occasionally to be left to our own understanding, 
and so to wander, but we are continually to hear the guiding voice 
of the Great Shepherd; and if we follow close at his heels, we 
shall not err, but be led by a right way to a city to dwell in. If you 
have to change your position in life; if you have to emigrate to 
distant shores; if it should happen that you are cast into poverty, or 
uplifted suddenly into a more responsible position than the one you now 
occupy; if you are thrown among strangers, or cast among foes, yet 
tremble not, for the Lord shall guide thee continually. There are 
no dilemmas out of which you shall not be delivered if you live 
near to God, and your heart be kept warm with holy love. He goes not 
amiss who goes in the company of God. Like Enoch, walk with God, and 
you cannot mistake your road. You have infallible wisdom to direct 
you, immutable love to comfort you, and eternal power to defend you. 
Jehovah"mark the word"Jehovah shall guide thee continually. [Morning 
and Evening by Charles H. Spurgeon] 

   Most people spend their lives on a relentless search for 
fulfillment. Many people never find it. There's a wide range of reasons for 
that, like being self-centered, pursuing empty dreams, developing 
unworthy attachments, and neglecting or rejecting God's will. The bottom 
line beneath all dissatisfaction is investing our hearts in something 
that doesnt matter as much as we thought it did - or in other 
words, in something less than God. He uses people, places, possessions, 
and positions to satisfy us, but He never places them above Himself 
as our ultimate fulfillment. When we are empty and unfulfilled, its 
because our hearts have been misdirected. 
Here in Isaiah, this misdirection - this seeking after 
fulfillment in ways we weren't designed for - has caused God's people to 
neglect others and serve themselves. God would love to satisfy them, but 
they haven't positioned themselves for it. They have turned their 
attention away from Him and His ways, pursuing instead their own plans. 
They have given in to the temptation every human being faces. 
   Gods promise to guide us always, satisfy our needs, 
strengthen us, and make us like a well-watered garden and an unceasing 
spring is a description of the shalom we all crave. It's the peace and 
fullness of His Kingdom, but it's offered only to those who accept the 
Kingdom culture as their own. Its the fulfillment we've all sought - 
often futilely - and its an open invitation to His people. This 
search does not end in disappointment, no matter how many other 
disappointments we've suffered. It's a promise to every heart that hopes in Him. 
[The One Year Heaven On Earth Devotional by Chris Tiegreen] 

   Years ago, I used to spend time with Corrie ten Boom, the 
much-loved Dutch Christian writer who, along with her family, helped many 
Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust during World War II. For many years, 
Corrie traveled and spoke around the world, sharing the gospel and her 
story of hope. Suffering a stroke, however, changed all that. Though 
her tired and disabled body was approaching the winter of life, her 
smile remained as bright as spring. She maintained her fresh spirit 
and happy countenance even as she reached the age of ninety. Corrie 
held on to the promise of today's Scripture: "The LORD will guide you 
always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will 
strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a 
spring whose waters never fail." Your body or soul may be in the grip 
of winter today, but as you stay close to Jesus, your heart can 
know the new life and the fresh hope of spring. 
   Lord, please flow through my life today like a fresh, clear 
stream. Wash away all the regrets and resentments, the anxieties and 
worries, the discouragement and negative thinking. Bring Your springtime, 
with its soft light, fragrance, and new life, into the very center of 
who I am. In You, Jesus, I am a well-watered garden. [A Spectacle of 
Glory by Joni Eareckson Tada and Larry Libby] 


   Let Me infuse my peace into your innermost being. As you sit 
quietly in the Light of My Presence, you can sense Peace growing within 
you. This is not something that you accomplish through 
self-discipline and willpower; it is opening yourself to receive My blessing.  
   In this age of independence, people find it hard to 
acknowledge their neediness. However, I have taken you along a path that has 
highlighted your need for Me: placing you in situations where your strengths 
were irrelevant and your weaknesses were glaringly evident. Through 
the aridity of those desert marches, I have drawn you closer and 
closer to Myself. You have discovered flowers of Peace blossoming in 
the most desolate places. You have learned to thank Me for hard 
times and difficult journeys, trusting that through them I accomplish 
My best work. You have realized that needing Me is the key to 
knowing Me intimately, which is the gift above all gifts. (Isa. 58:11; 
40:11) [Jesus Calling by Sarah Young] 


   When you strive to be a spiritual person, you fight the 
constant battle of "ritual versus reality." It is much easier to go 
through the external activities of religion than it is to love God from 
your heart and let that love touch the lives of others. It is a 
matter not of either/or but of both/and: worshiping God from the heart 
and serving others in love. James stated, "Faith without works is 
dead" (2:20). 
   The orthodox faith was popular in Judah at that time, and 
people enjoyed learning the Word and even participating in fasts (vv. 
2-3). But when the services were over, the worshipers went back to 
exploiting people and pleasing themselves. 
   What a difference it makes when we repent and return to the 
Lord (vv. 8-12)! We have light instead of darkness, healing instead 
of disease, righteousness instead of defilement, glory instead of 
disgrace; and life becomes a watered garden, not a dismal swamp. [Chapter 
by Chapter Bible Commentary by Warren Wiersbe] 


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