Have you ever been troubled by the suspicion that evil seems to be winning? Does it seem to you that Christian values are eroding steadily? That the number of believers is declining? Maybe you are a member of a congregation whose numbers have shrunk drastically over the years. You can see that militant Islam is on the rise again, even in formerly all-Christian lands.
Is God’s plan fading? Are your hopes fading? When that happens, it’s time to listen to a prophet speak, and who better than Isaiah? Here he comforts the remaining faithful believers in little Israel with a peek ahead at the tremendous success of God’s rescue plans: “Lift up your eyes and look about you: All assemble and come to you; your sons come from afar, and your daughters are carried on the arm. Then you will look and be radiant, your heart will throb and swell with joy” (Isaiah 60:4,5).
God is winning. His plan is working. And you can be thrilled to be part of a mighty nation of faith.