God working through you – Isaiah 26:12 | 2-minute daily bible meditation


What does Isaiah 26:12 mean? That’s today’s meditation.

Isaiah 26:12
O LORD, you will ordain peace for us,
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Today’s verse is quite rich, I think, for meditation. See if you agree. Isaiah, chapter 26, verse 12. Oh Lord, you will ordain peace for us, for you have indeed done for us all our works.

And what does that mean? You have done for us all our works. Does it mean every single thing that I ever did, including swearing at someone in the street, or being mean to my children? Does that mean that that was God working through me?

No, I don’t think that’s what the prophet is saying. However, we recognise that all the good that we do, all the works that we do for God, even if we’re just going about our daily business, but we’re doing that dutifully, God gives us the strength to do that.

So we know that when we are weak, he is strong. We kind of lean into him for strength, don’t we? So the works are done through us by God. And also that reminds me of Psalm 127 verse 1: Unless the Lord builds the house, the workers labour in vain.

So we know that we are involved in God’s purposes, we’re reaching up to Him for the strength to do these, and because of that, the result is beautiful.

And, then we’re promised peace. God will ordain peace for us because of all that he’s done through us. The peace is coming because of his work in the earth.

And sometimes it’s really hard for us to see that, isn’t it? When we look around, we don’t see a lot of peace, but we should take comfort and reassurance from the fact that this is what Isaiah prophesied. And so much of what Isaiah prophesied we have seen come true in the work of Jesus Christ. So how much more can we depend on this verse?

God is ordaining peace for us. He’s working through us. That’s marvellous. That’s so reassuring, isn’t it? We are agents of God on this earth, provided we are leaning and calling on him and allowing him to work through us.

Thank you, God, for that promise that you will work through us and that this will be followed by peace. What a blessing you are to us. Amen.

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