Tuesday Devotional
“Be careful, keep calm and don’t be afraid. Do not lose heart” (Isaiah 7:4).  Keep calm and carry on.  Keep calm and act like you know what you are doing.  Keep calm and eat bacon.  Keep calm and pour the coffee.  The popularity of the “keep calm” meme has produced some hilarious results.  When Isaiah spoke those words to King Ahab, the country was in danger.  Ahab had reason to be worried.  Two northern kingdoms had joined forces and threatened Ahab and the country of Judah.  Isaiah the prophet was assigned to speak the word of the Lord to the king and to the people.  In the midst of the threat Isaiah tells Ahab, “Keep Calm.  Don’t lose heart.”  These were words of Immanuel which means “God is with us.”  These same words are for you today.  God is not anxious about your situation.  When we put our trust in God we can remain calm and carry on.

Dear God, thanks for being with us in times of difficulty.  Send your Spirit so I may remain calm in the midst of any difficulty.  Amen.