Isaiah 12: A Hymn of Praise

This chapter is six short verses, full of the praise of God, who has revealed His plan through prophecy. Since it is brief, I invite you to read it with me here:

“And in that day you will say: “O LORD, I will praise You; Though You were angry with me, Your anger is turned away, and You comfort me. Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; ‘For YAH, the LORD, is my strength and song; He also has become my salvation.’ ” Therefore with joy you will draw water From the wells of salvation. And in that day you will say: “Praise the LORD, call upon His name; Declare His deeds among the peoples, Make mention that His name is exalted. Sing to the LORD, For He has done excellent things; This is known in all the earth. Cry out and shout, O inhabitant of Zion, For great is the Holy One of Israel in your midst!””

God is saying through Isaiah that people will praise Him once they understand the greatness of His blessings through Jesus. In chapter 11, we read of how God will bring peace to the Earth. Now we get the counterpart: the praise of His creation resulting from this great blessing. Let’s look at some additional blessings that accompany His greatest, which is Jesus:

– God, who shows mercy and provides comfort

– God, worthy of trust

– God, a source of strength

– God, a song to delight in

– God, who enjoys saving us

– God, whose name is above all

– God, author of excellence

– God, worthy to be called great

No matter how high or how low you are, God is there. He is around all the time, seeing all, blessing the good and the bad alike. I urge you to take the time tonight to praise and thank Him in prayer, for He has done wonderful things in the lives of us all.

“in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” I Thessalonians 5:18

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