Sunday, May 07, 2006

ISAIAH 54:4-5
God Heals Through Relationship

Do not be afraid; you will not suffer shame.
Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated.

You will forget the shame of your youth
and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood.

For your Maker is your husband -- the Lord Almighty is his name --
The Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer;
He is called the God of all the earth.

The benefits of the first verses of this scripture come out of a personal relationship with our Holy Husband, who is also our Creator, our Redeemer and our God.

By drawing near to Him, confiding in Him, and opening our hearts to Him, we come to know Him and His love for us. In our time alone with Him, He comforts us and rescues us from our past hurts. The more we seek to know Him in this way, the more our confidence grows, enabling us to face life's difficulties without fear.

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