God offers comfort
Praying through Jacob’s Trouble and the Day of the Lord can bring discouragement and sadness. Praising God, as we did yesterday, is the way to get our focus on His goodness and sovereignty. In Yeshua, there is always the hope of repentance and restitution.
For the next two weeks we will remember that God’s punishment is never an end in itself, nor does He punish in wild anger or frustration. Rather, He punishes in the best way and at the best time to bring individuals to repentance. The process will be painful but also effective; Israel will come to repentance.
In the meantime, it is important that we don’t “just” speak comfort to Israel, but that we pray and proclaim the Gospel so that all Israel (and all Gentiles) will hear the truth.
Isaiah 40: 1-2
“Comfort, yes, comfort My people!”
Says your God.
“Speak comfort to Jerusalem, and cry out to her,
That her warfare is ended,
That her iniquity is pardoned;
For she has received from the Lord’s hand
Double for all her sins.”
PRAY FOR ISRAEL TO ACCEPT GOD’S OFFER OF COMFORT AND PARDON.`
Jewish Partisans in Rudniki Forest near Vilna 1942-1944. This week we will feature photographs of the Jewish Partisans.