November 15th

He Revives the Broken Ones

Isaiah 57:15
For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

God’s Nature

This is a beautiful verse of Scripture that tells us some things about the nature of God. Though Israel had suffered often as the result of their backslidings and their unfaithfulness to the LORD, yet the LORD spoke words of comfort and encouragement to them with these words through Isaiah the prophet.

The One Who Upholds All Things

The LORD refers to Himself as the high and lofty One Who inhabits eternity. The phrase “inhabits eternity” means to carry or sustain eternity, or perpetuity of time. He is referring to Himself as the One Who sustains and upholds all things for all time, the One Whose name is Holy, meaning separate, or set apart from all things.

He Dwells with the Lowly

He goes on to say that He dwells with him who is of a broken, down-trodden and lowly heart. There are things in life that can tend to overwhelm people, to bring a person low. The LORD says that He dwells with those who have been crushed and humbled.

And He gives the reason for His for dwelling with the contrite and humble. He dwells with them for the purpose of reviving the spirit of the humble, and for the restoring of the heart of the contrite ones. He dwells with then to help them recover.

He Carries Us

This calls to mind the “Footsteps in the Sand” poem by Mary Stevenson, which most of us have heard. During the worst times of life, there was only one set of footprints. When asked about the single set of prints, the LORD answered that, during those times, I carried you. And we have all been there, at one time or another.

Trust in the LORD today. He has said that He will never leave us nor forsake us. Call upon His strength, for today, and for every day of life. He is ever ready to restore us, in every way.