FRIDAY 21ST APRIL 2017 MORNING
Isaiah 26:16-19 New International Version (NIV)
16 Lord, they came to you in their distress;
when you disciplined them,
they could barely whisper a prayer.[a]
17 As a pregnant woman about to give birth
writhes and cries out in her pain,
so were we in your presence, Lord.
18 We were with child, we writhed in labor,
but we gave birth to wind.
We have not brought salvation to the earth,
and the people of the world have not come to life.
19 But your dead will live, Lord;
their bodies will rise—
let those who dwell in the dust
wake up and shout for joy—
your dew is like the dew of the morning;
the earth will give birth to her dead.
- Isaiah 26:16 The meaning of the Hebrew for this clause is uncertain.
God will hear our prayers. He will have compassion upon us.
Sometimes everything looks hopeless but God is the God of the impossible. He is able to transform our circumstances for good when we turn to Him.
IJUMAA TAREHE 21 APRILI 2017 ASUBUHI
16 Bwana, katika taabu zao walikwenda kwako; waliomba maombi mengi wakati adhabu yako ilipokuwa juu yao.
17 Kama vile mwanamke mwenye mimba anayekaribia wakati wake wa kuzaa, alivyo na utungu na kulia kwa sababu ya maumivu yake, ndivyo tulivyokuwa sisi mbele zako, Ee Bwana.
18 Tumekuwa na mimba, tumekuwa na utungu, tumekuwa kana kwamba tumezaa upepo; hatukufanya wokovu wo wote duniani, wala hawakuanguka wakaao duniani.
19 Wafu wako wataishi, maiti zangu zitafufuka; amkeni, kaimbeni, ninyi mnaokaa mavumbini, kwa maana umande wako ni kama umande wa mimea, nayo ardhi itawatoa waliokufa.
Mungu ni mwenye huruma. Mungu anatujali na anasikiliza maombi yetu. Hata wakati tupo kwenye hali ya kukataa tamaa Mungu anawezakubadilisha kila kitu.
Yesu Kristo alifufukua na analeta ufufuo katika maisha yetu.