As I looked at Isaiah 1:9, my spirit got a leap. God could have decided that He would leave you with nothing but He in His mercy has given you that ‘little’ blessing to hold on to. He could have wiped you out because He has the power to do whatever He wills but He decided against it. He has left you with a ray of hope. He has given you a reason to know that He is for you and not against You. He is mindful of you. One thing I know: God leaves the ‘remnant’ because He loves us. It is not about what we do right. It is His mercy at work.
If the LORD of Heaven’s Armies had not spared a few of us, we would have been wiped out like Sodom, destroyed like Gomorrah. ( Isaiah 1 : 9 NLT )
It is true that right now you don’t have all you want. You may not be where you perceive you should be. You might have even lost some things you had laboured for. You have pursued and pursued, but it seems that those blessings keep taking to their heels once the sight you. You just can’t seem to be able to achieve anything good. Everything is turning upside down. The road is closing in on you and there seems to be no way of escape. Your rent is due. . . No job in sight. . . Your health is failing. . .Your marriage is collapsing. . . Men keep proposing to you and cancelling the proposals. . . The list goes on and on. You tell yourself, “Nothing is working.”
Though the road might seem rough; and situations so tough for you. It seems all you can see is utter darkness. I want you to look intently, look critically at your life. I am so sure there is something to be thankful for. Yes, you have passed through the deep waters of affliction but it has not overpowered you. You have passed through the fire of torture but you have not been consumed. You are still standing. You are here today only because of His grace. His mercy has kept you thus far. In your trials, He has been with you. The Lord, He is mighty. His tender mercies endure FOREVER!
He has given you hope. He has given you life.
I am certain that God is good no matter what is going on in your life. Sing a new song to Him today. Acknowledge Him for who He is. HE IS GOD!
He is the unchanging changer.
He has the final say over your life.
When He opens, no one can shut.
He knows what’s best for you and what time is best that the blessing is delivered to you.
For that ‘small’ remnant, praise Him!
-Omosebi, Mary Omolola