Here are words of deep joy and real encouragement this morning:
O LORD (O Yahweh), You showed favor to Your land;
You restored the captivity of Jacob.
You forgave the iniquity of Your people;
You covered all their sin.
You withdrew all Your fury;
You turned away from Your burning anger.” (Psalm 85:1-3, NASB)
How and why are these words personal for you (us) if you (we) are a follower (followers) of Jesus Christ? Well, because of what Paul reminds us of in 2 Timothy 1:9-10 (NASB) about God:
“…who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity, but now has been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel…”
Amen, praise the Lord!