Stressed by the political scene?

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There appears to be a genuine unrest at the choice of political candidates. Indeed, on a global scale there are few leaders who stand out as people that are noble and trustworthy. There are few that inspire confidence, few that make us feel safe. But there is reason to hope!

Isaiah 40 brings strong but comforting words to our ears. The Prophet speaks with awe respect at the power and control of God. His words are sharp and to the point, but they are just the words that you and I need to hear when we become discouraged.

God’s purposes will stand. People who flaunt him do not have the upper hand. God is not intimidated by them in the least. Neither should you.

Listen to Isaiah’s words and know peace!

Haven’t you heard? Don’t you understand?
Are you deaf to the words of God—
the words he gave before the world began?
Are you so ignorant?
God sits above the circle of the earth.
The people below seem like grasshoppers to him!
He spreads out the heavens like a curtain
and makes his tent from them.
He judges the great people of the world
and brings them all to nothing.
Isaiah 40:21-23


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Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.