For I will go before you, and make the crooked places straight.” Isaiah 45:2
What a tremendous covenant promise God has made to those who will dare to turn from their self-imposed ways, exercise child-like faith in Him, and follow Him…
“I will go before you, and make the crooked places straight.” For what purpose? That you may know that “I have redeemed you, I have called you by your name, YOU ARE MINE…For I am the Lord, your God” (Isaiah 43:1-3). A provision beyond our comprehension, by the ONE who has made it all possible–Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
Extract from Dare to Trust devotional @ 2007 by Ed Powell; posted daily on our @FSM.FSMWO Facebook page.
Once again y’all maybe wondering the connection between this devotional and construction? Well I am hoping every finish carpenter will immediately get the connection. In the trades it is not uncommon to hear the rough framers and sheet rockers say ‘the finish guys will fix it (ie. make it straight)’. While we may be able to fix a crooked wall and hide a multitude of ooops, it is nothing compared to the work of the Lord Jesus Christ in making us straight! – Mike