Today's Verse: Isaiah 2:22

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Stop trusting in man, who has but a breath in his nostrils. Of what account is he?
— Isaiah 2:22

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

How many times have you been disappointed by someone for whom you voted, betrayed by a friend, been abandoned by a loved one, or let down by a church leader? While we love others and care about them, every other person in our world is just like us — a flawed human being who breathes the same air and walks the same ground as we do. Only One is worthy of our ultimate trust. He showed us by sacrificing what was most precious to him so we could know his love. Let's not put our hope in other mere mortals; only God can safeguard our trust. Let's put our hope in him!

My Prayer...

Father, you know the broken places in my heart that were caused by the failure of people in my life. I confess that I have sometimes become disillusioned with your way because of the failures and inconsistencies in your people. Deep down I know, dear Father, that their failures do not mean your failure, but it is hard for it not to feel that way. Call me close to you. Give me a more gracious heart toward those who fail me. Establish my faith, strong and firm in you, O LORD. In you I put my trust. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Comments

Other Devotionals from Heartlight for Wednesday, February 27, 2019

A devotional to help reclaim Jesus as the daily Lord of our lives.
"Dear Disciple, Following Me is hard. I want your heart. I want your focus. I want your future. I want to be your consuming passion. Yes, I know..."
A daily devotional about the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
"I am writing these things to you about those who are trying to lead you astray. As for you, the anointing you received from [the Holy One] remains in you, and....."
A daily devotional featuring wise counsel found in Scripture.
"The man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out."
Features the apostle Paul's writings turned into daily, powerful prayers.
"Dear Father, victorious deliverer, May I be found in Christ, not trusting any righteousness of my own. Let me know him and the power of his..."

Illustration

Illustration of Isaiah 2:22 — Stop trusting in man, who has but a breath in his nostrils. Of what account is he?

About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.