I offered my back to those who beat me, my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard; I did not hide my face from mocking and spitting. Because the Sovereign LORD helps me, I will not be disgraced. Therefore have I set my face like flint, and I know I will not be put to shame. He who vindicates me is near. Who then will bring charges against me? Let us face each other! Who is my accuser? Let him confront me!
It is the Sovereign LORD who helps me.
Who will condemn me?
They will all wear out like a garment;
the moths will eat them up.” – Isaiah 50:4-9 (NIV 2011)
“Kristian, come here,” I called out as my son was coming down the stairs to prepare to go to school. We were preparing ourselves for our daily morning prayers before parting ways.
“I want you to etch His Word into your heart,” I pointed to a specific page in the Holy Bible.
“And don’t forget that you can speak it into yourself and pray it and it is His Word. His Word does not fade. It lasts forever…” I explained.
“You know that mommy is going through a tough battle but you never see me scared. It’s not because of my own strength. It’s because I rely on His wonderful and faithful promises. I want you to understand that.”
“Yes, mom,” he replied as he glanced at the specific part of the Bible I showed.
“Isaiah 54:17 says that “No weapons turned against you will succeed. And everyone who lies in court will be brought to justice…”
“So, you can pray if you are facing any accusations or any threats, “No weapons formed against me shall succeed. And anyone who lies will be brought to justice.”
“Isn’t that a wonderful promise from our Lord?”
“Yes, mom,” he paused as he slowly read His faithful promise. He took my hands and closed our eyes and I heard him slowly led me into prayers. He prayed for all he loves and he prayed specifically for each person’s needs. I heard him asked for forgiveness and I heard him thanked the Lord.
“Yes…Don’t forget to thank Him for anything, whether big or small,” I often reminded my son.
I learned that because He had been good to me. He remains good to me. With what I am facing at my work doesn’t concerned me. It’s because I have Him on my side. I know that He knows what’s best for me no matter what goes on in my life. He always has the best interest for me. Even if the enemies desire to hurt me in any possible way, He reminds me to be forgiving.
When Peter asked Jesus, “Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?”
Yet Jesus replied, “No! Seventy times seven!” (Matthew 18:21-22)
Because His forgiveness has no limit. As a Father, He wants His children to learn it from Him. I want to learn it from Him. I want my child to learn it from Him. I know that His plans are already made for me. He is my Maker. The One Who promised to fight for His people.
Our Maker does not reject anyone who turns to Him. It is us who tend to reject God. Are you still rejecting God?