March 26

ISAIAH 26:4-8

In today’s passage we are reminded of God’s greatness—both mighty in strength, might, reliability, and eternal nature; but also in seeing the weak, those brought low. In verse 6, after imagery depicting his might in humbling the loftiest and strongest of cities, therein is the rest of the story—where the ground for the oppressed and the poverty-stricken is made even, their footsteps steady as they walk in the dust of what was once thought powerful. God reveals his greatness in his strength and in his love for the forgotten and the defenseless.

He is trustworthy. Not only to sustain and protect us on the journey, but to provide the way in the journey itself, that is full of its joys and sorrows and worrisome terrain and open horizons.

May we know with our minds, sense with our hearts, see with our eyes, and hear with our ears that you are with us and for us along the journey, O Lord. Be our rock eternal. AMEN.

About the Author

Jim Lane  |  My greatest joy is my family—our children, Isaac, Rachel, Eli, and Moriah, and my wife and best friend of 26 years, Sara. I’ve been in ministry since way back—since I had hair—and currently serve as associate pastor at Hope Covenant Church in Chandler, Arizona. I’m blown away by grace, humbled by the chance to serve, and thankful for all things green and brown and mountainy and trail-ish. I’m fervent in my belief that formational practices are key in a world such as this to quieting our souls from all of the clamor—to hearing and connecting with God. I believe in the underseen being seen. I love to be with the fam and to run, hike, and camp. When I am not doing those things (even when I am doing those things!), I am loving good food, good friends, good music (don’t get me started), and authenticity.

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