Isaiah 46:4 | World Challenge

Isaiah 46:4

September 17, 2020

Even to your old age I am he, and to gray hairs I will carry you. I have made, and I will bear; I will carry and will save.


Devotional Thoughts

By David Wilkerson

I stood at an altar years ago beside my wife Gwen and heard my father (who was the minister) ask Gwen, "Will you accept David to be your lawful husband?" We exchanged vows, each saying, "I will." Gwen has loved me in a thousand ways, but never better, never more, than when she lets me be the man of the house. It's taken a while for her to step aside and let me do the "husband" things - especially since I'm really not very mechanical! But she's learned to tactfully encourage me to fulfill this role.

God has intended for a husband and wife to reflect His relationship with us, His bride: "For thy Maker is thine husband..." (Isaiah 54:5). We are "a bride adorned for her husband" (Revelation 21:2). But Jesus is not like any earthly husband. When He says, "I will," He has all power and glory to see it done! You can find our Lord's vows to His beloved all through His Word.

Our love for Him appropriates it, rests on it, and lets Jesus be God to us. Here are some of the vows He has made to all who have pledged their love and faithfulness to Him: "...I will bear; even I will carry... you (Isaiah 46:4).

Jesus is our righteousness, our health, our deliverance, our rock of salvation, our daily bread, our comfort, our provider, our strong arm, our defense, our light, our joy, our peace - our everything in time of need! Let Him be God to you - believe every vow and rest on it. Don't fret and don't try to work things out yourself. Prove to Him you will trust His power!

You cannot love Him better than by simply letting Him be everything to you. Believe and rest in His vows to keep you, to supply all your needs, to stick with you through all your ups and downs, and to never leave or forsake you. Love is letting Him truly be Lord to you.

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