by Holly Newton
No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me,” declares the Lord. Isaiah 54:17
It’s impossible to overstate our need for a Savior and the love of Christ. Repentance and restoration is the message of Isaiah, illustrating the salvation we so desperately need, and the salvation given us in the completed work of Jesus Christ.
Have you ever felt under siege? Perhaps from circumstances that were a result of opposition from others or personal failure. The good news is Jesus loves you so much that He died instead of you.
He took the punishment of the cross so we can be made whole.
He showed us how to love when we’re betrayed.
He didn’t have to, but He did.
Jesus knew what it was like to be under siege, to sweat drops of blood. His love for us is so great; He made a choice to suffer so that we can live and so we can be free.
Jesus made the way for peace, righteousness, security, and triumph over opposition.
Excerpt from my book, Exhale: 90 Devotionals for Letting Go and Living In Unforced Rhythms of Grace.
Take time this weekend to pause and ponder these truths. What if you lived today like nothing is impossible with God? Like anything could happen right now.
What if we believed?
Holly Newton is a passionate leader encouraging others to study scripture, ask the hard questions, and learn to hear God’s voice to more fully live in freedom and purpose. She is the Founder of She Lives Fearless, Author of Exhale; 90 Devotions and Savor The Wonder: Behold Jesus. She is a speaker, radio and tv segment speaker, and the She Lives Fearless Podcast host. Holly and her husband, Mark, have been married 31 years. They have three grown children, seven grandchildren and live with their much-loved yorkie, Lily, in the Orlando area. She loves to connect on Instagram @hollyanewton