Glimpses of grace seen in the everyday

My heart aches, and admittedly responds with indignation, as the daily headlines bring more news of God’s righteous standards being ignored, compromised, mocked, and blatantly violated.  God Himself is being dismissed as a tolerant grandfather-figure who would never judge anyone for anything, rendering Him quite ineffective and irrelevant.

So I was comforted this morning as I read God’s encouragement to those who choose to truly follow Him. 

“Listen to me, you who know right from wrong
you who cherish my law in your hearts.
Do not be afraid of people’s scorn,
nor fear their insults.
For the moth will devour them as it devours clothing.
The worm will eat at them as it eats wool.
But my righteousness will last forever.
My salvation will continue from generation to generation.”  Isaiah 51:7-8

Lord, give us the courage to endure the frowns of society out of our loyalty to You!  We look forward to the day when You put everything to rights.

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