Read the scripture passage through once and then sit silently for one minute. Read the passage a second time and then reflect on the word or phrase that spoke to you.
I have noticed how life has its ebbs and flows. There are times in life when we feel like we are treading in lush tall grass and then other times when we feel like we are in the desert. The prophet Isaiah paints a portrait of a wanderer crying out in the “desert” the invitation to prepare. It is also an invitation for the modern reader to prepare as well. When we do and we allow God to enter that place the “desert” is changed to a place of hope. Prepare today for the rough, crocked, hilly places in your life to be changed into hope.
Prayer: God Almighty. There are times when my voice cries out and I feel as if no one is listening. But I know that you hear and you care about my despair. Please take the “desert” times of my life and fill them with your hope. Make the twists and turns into a path that leads straight to your heart. In Christ. Amen.