Isaiah Chapter 25:1, “Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago.”
This whole section of scripture is like a foreshadowing, a prophetic picture of what’s to come at the end of the world.
It’s all about God’s judgment and what it’s going to be like during that time. When you think about earthquakes and disasters and terrible things happening, you don’t immediately jump to start proclaiming how extraordinary God is. I don’t know about you, but for me in my own life, I could count a few times in my life where I was actually mad at God when bad stuff happened. However, I don’t know that I’ve ever proclaimed how great God is and how He has done extraordinary things right after a hurricane dropped a tree on my house.
I’ve been angry at God because bad things were happening, or life-stuff wasn’t comfortable.
How many times have you done this? You get fired from a job, so you blame God. When difficulty happens in our life, like divorce or death or loss of some sort, we get angry at God. But what if we did the opposite?
What if in the middle of negative circumstances, we decided to celebrate the great things that God has done and wants to do in our life.
I want to encourage you today to recognize one simple truth, that it doesn’t matter how bad it is, there’s always something extraordinary about God that you can celebrate.
So, instead of becoming bitter and angry at God, there’s a better way, a different way, a way of celebration and acknowledging how extraordinary God is…
…Even in difficult times.