Isaiah 12:1 NKJV — And in that day you will say: “O LORD, I will praise You; Though You were angry with me, Your anger is turned away, and You comfort me.
Isaiah 12:2 NKJV — Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; ‘For YAH, the LORD, is my strength and song; He also has become my salvation.’ ”
Isaiah 12:3 NKJV — Therefore with joy you will draw water From the wells of salvation.
Isaiah 12:4 NKJV — And in that day you will say: “Praise the LORD, call upon His name; Declare His deeds among the peoples, Make mention that His name is exalted.
Isaiah 12:5 NKJV — Sing to the LORD, For He has done excellent things; This is known in all the earth.
Isaiah 12:6 NKJV — Cry out and shout, O inhabitant of Zion, For great is the Holy One of Israel in your midst!”
God is our perfect heavenly father and his love for us is incredible.
The person speaking to the LORD begins with the acknowledgement that God was angry with them.
For what parent wants to see their child harm each other or themselves?
When we sin, we are choosing to harm both, and it doesn’t please the Lord.
But the words don’t end there:
…”Though You were angry with me, Your anger is turned away, and You comfort me.”
Through Jesus’s gift, we can have salvation:
“‘Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; ‘For YAH, the LORD, is my strength and song; He also has become my salvation.'”
And it’s this understanding which ignites praise, worship, and sharing:
“Sing to the LORD, For He has done excellent things; This is known in all the earth.”
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You so much for Your love. Thank You that You are a good father and You didn’t leave us when we chose to sin, but instead You made a way for us to be saved. Lord, I don’t want to sin against You, nor do I want to fall into sin by ignorance or carelessness. Please help me to “draw water From the wells of salvation” with joy daily. Truly understanding Your will for each day and walking humbly in Your Word. Thank You so much for Your gift of salvation! I praise Your holy name, Jesus! Amen.