“Then you will say on that day, ‘I will give thanks to You, O LORD; For though You were angry with me, Your anger has turned away, And You comfort me. Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; For the LORD GOD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation.'” (Isaiah 12:1-2)
Isaiah was speaking to the children of Israel about a day in their future. God has been angry with them and will be until His anger is turned away. A day will come when the remnant will trust in Jesus and be comforted. In the midst of tribulation the Lord who is God will strengthen them and be their song. Jesus will become their salvation.
“He is the STONE WHICH WAS REJECTED by you, THE BUILDERS, but WHICH BECAME THE CHIEF CORNER (stone). And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:11-12)
And because of our faith in Jesus we do not have to wait for a future day. This part of the prophecy is being fulfilled in us now. “Therefore you will joyously draw water From the springs of salvation. And in that day you shall say, ‘Give thanks to the LORD, call on His name. Make known His deeds among the Peoples; Make them remember that His name is exalted.'” (Isaiah 12:3-4)
Are we not those who give thanks to the Lord and call upon His name. Therefore we should also make known His deeds and make others remember that His name is exalted.
We have been given His Spirit, living water, who desires to spring up and out that others might hear and be saved.
“Praise the LORD in song, for He has done excellent things; Let this be known throughout the earth. Cry aloud and shout for joy, O inhabitant of Zion, For great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.” (Isaiah 12 6-6)
Someday the children of Israel will have a new song. A song of joy that cannot be contained because Jesus will dwell in their midst. He dwells with us now.
Father, we need the help of the Holy Spirit to understand those things that are spiritual. And we are helped when we call upon the name of Jesus. Our faith in Jesus becomes our strength in times of difficulties and it delivers us from times of grief. Embolden us by Your Spirit and grant us a song of praise that cannot be contained. We are asking in the name of Jesus, the name above all names.
“But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love for us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together in Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly (places) in Christ, so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.” (Ephesians 2:3-7)