Sunday, October 20, 2013

A Lesson From the Word: Isaiah 41:10

I joined Bible Study Fellowship for the first time during my desert time and was blessed to be in the first year of the study of Isaiah. That study – that book – was so deep and rich for me. Every lesson brought something new for me to learn.

In this passage, the Lord is spoken of as Israel’s kinsman redeemer (like in the book of Ruth) who is her strength. In speaking of Israel’s enemies, the victory coming to her by the hand of God will be so decisive that those enemies will not be able to be found. It is also in the chapter that Israel’s exile is referred to several times I metaphor as a desert – and that God will answer, refresh, and restore Israel from this desert.

Given my position and the metaphor I found myself living through, this was an amazing comfort.  

What hope does this give you in the midst of your own desert time?

photo by hotblack
I'm joining again with Sarah from online writing group, for her Sacro Speco (Sacred Space) linkup. Other images for inspiration will be there if you'd like to visit.

I'd love to connect with you some more - stop on by the Three Bees Facebook Page or connect with me on Twitter @3BeesBlueBonnet. During the 31 Days Challenge, I'll be using the hashtags #desertjourney and #inspirationalandfaith80 if you'd like to join in or follow along. Let's continue the conversation!


  1. What a perfect verse for that image! (I love that verse). Thanks so much for linking up with Sacro Speco! :) Blessings to you this weekend!

  2. The kinsman redeemer Lord with this image and verse...oh! Such a beautiful reminder today. Thank you, Rebekah.

  3. His strength. When I feel weak, I remind myself that it is his strength that will hold me. Thanks for this reminder.

  4. Back in October I followed your 31 days series and wanted you to know how much I enjoyed it. It is very timely for my present days and I've been able to gain new perspective on my circumstances through many of your posts. I've also become a regular reader of your blog through RSS!

    One of the things I love in your posts are the photos+words that you include to emphasize each topic or sentiment. I find this enhances text so much and yours are beautiful!

    May I ask what font you used on this particular post image? It's a favorite of mine but I don't know how to track it down!

    Thanks for continuing to share your heart!

    Jules Q. (Nolatari)


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