“…so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and succeed in the thing for which I sent it. (Isaiah 55:11)
God’s Word Always Produces Fruit.
Close your eyes and imagine life like a hot desert—patched, dried, and cracked. Suddenly, see God’s Word falling like a torrential downpour of rain. Observe as the grounds soak in the water. Wait a little moment; can you see the seeds of God’s promises sprouting all over the land? Can you see the transformation? The desert is covered with lush green plants.
I am a living proof that the Word God speaks will never return to Him void. It will always produce fruits and accomplish the purpose for which God sent it forth. For over two decades, my life was wasted with chronic multi-systemic diseases. For many years, I had a blue post-it on my bed’s headboard inscribed with “the power of God to heal is at work in me.” I declared, “I will live to testify of the goodness of God in the land of the living.” Patched, dry and cracked, I cried out to God in my distress. He sent His Word, and it healed, restored, and transformed me.
God’s Word to Joseph came to pass despite his torturous journey through the pit, desert, and prison. God’s promise to deliver His people from Egypt and bring them into the Promise Land was accomplished despite the wilderness experience, and only two of those who left Egypt made it.
God is not a man that He should lie. He will make good every Word He has spoken. God’s Word is more powerful than our circumstances and can transform the hardest heart and most hopeless situations.
Let Isaiah 55:11 drench your heart with the hope of the limitless possibilities God’s Word can accomplish and produce in your life.
Questions for Further Thought:
- How can you let God’s Word come alive in you when you face grief, mental, emotional, and physical pain, or losses of any kind?
- In what ways can you apply the truth of God’s Word to your current circumstances?
- How would you let Isaiah 55:11 fan your faith and hope to flame?
Prayer of Response:
Dear God, thank You for the assurance of the certainty that Your Word will never fail. Your Word is powerful to overrule all our “but how can this happen?” I pray that the promises in Your Word will drench us like a torrential downpour of rain until our lives and hearts are thoroughly soaked with unquenchable hope.
—Submitted by Irene Olumese
Irene is a bilateral amputee who speaks and writes to inspire hope. As a certified Faith-Informed Transformational/Trauma Coach, Irene helps those facing adversities go beyond their traumatic experiences and find meaningful purpose. Irene is the Founder of the Feet of Grace Foundation, a charity organization that provides prosthetic limbs for indigene amputees. She lives in Geneva with her husband, Peter.
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