"Encourage the exhausted, and strengthen the feeble. Say to those with anxious heart, "Take courage, fear not. Behold, your God will come with vengeance; The recompense of God will come, But He will save you" (Isa. 35:3-4, NASB).
I have not caught the headlines for the last two and a half weeks. Not at all. I never opened up the news when I was in Israel and Jordan. I just had too many other things on my mind. I was aware there are tensions in the south border, but world news, I was oblivious to. So I came back and watched the news for as long as I could take, which was about 10 minutes.
I just look at the headlines online and I'm so aware that the world is unraveling—spiritually, morally, politically, racially, socially in just about every category. To be gone and come back and be hit in the face with all the news, including the tragedies of that duck boat going down with 17 people drowned, and the shooting in Toronto, and the forest fires in Greece, and it's just astounding.
And so I was talking to the Lord about it yesterday morning, and so He led me to Isaiah 35. And if I could entitle this devotion, I think I would entitle it— "Hold On: There's a New World Coming." Watch below as Anne shares this vital word:
Anne Graham Lotz, second child of Billy and Ruth Graham, is the founder of AnGeL Ministries and former chairman for the National Day of Prayer Task Force. She has authored 15 books, including her latest, The Daniel Prayer.
This article originally appeared at annegrahamlotz.org.
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