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A Dimly Burning Wick He Will Not Extinguish

November 29, 2017


A Dimly Burning Wick He Will Not Extinguish

We have a promise  from the LORD God Almighty  —  the One  who cannot lie  —  the holy One  — the One who is  pure righteousness  and justice.     Every single person  on earth  will need  to put their hope  in this promise  from our heavenly Father.     This promise is  about what Jesus will do  for us  as we face  whatever problems we might have  every day of our lives.

Isaiah tells us  about what our Savior will do  for us.    In this scripture  Jesus is called “My Servant”  because He lowered Himself  to come down  to this earth,  to suffer and die  as the full payment  for our sins.    Isaiah 42:1-3 gives us  a promise  about our Savior.    It says,

Behold,  My Servant,  whom I uphold;   
My chosen one  in whom My soul delights.
I have put My Spirit  upon Him;
He will bring forth justice  to the nations.
He will not cry out  or raise His voice,
Nor make His voice heard  in the street.
A bruised reed  He will not break,   
And a dimly burning wick  He will not extinguish…

A bruised reed  is one of those grasses  that grows  in a wetlands area.    They are easily bent over  by the wildlife  in the area  —  not to mention  mankind’s activities.

We are that bruised reed”.     We are bruised  every time we are hurt  by another person.     We are bruised  when we must bear physical challenges  that cannot be corrected,  job loss challenges  that are so unfair,  disasters  that rob us  of our property,  lies,  political correctness,  and everything else  that hurts.

Jesus knows we are hurting,  and He will not  break us.     As we look  to our Lord,  He has promised us  that He will certainly carry us  through this great depth  of hurt.

We are “a dimly burning wick”.     When a wick is dimly burning,  it is just about  to die out  completely.     When we have been repeatedly hurt  by all sorts of things  in this world,  our faith can get awfully dim  and we feel  that our faith  might die.

God’s promise is  that Jesus will not extinguish  our dim faith.     We might be ever so weak  and weary  in our faith  as we face one challenge after another,   but day by day,  Jesus will give us  the strength and hope we need  to hang in there.

Those are promises  from God Almighty,  the One who has proven  He can be trusted  down through the ages.     We don’t have to understand God’s ways  in our lives,  or why He allows  whatever problems we have.      But,  we do need  to constantly look  to Jesus  for our strength  and support,  because He has promised  to carry us through.

Hebrews 13:56

He Himself  has said,  “I will never desert you,  nor will I ever  forsake you,”  so that we confidently say,  “The LORD  is my helper,  I will not  be afraid.    What shall man do  to me?”

As we keep our focus  on Jesus  as our Savior,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord, we are so glad  that You are our helper  and that you love us dearly.     Mankind did its utmost  to hurt You  as they hung You  on the cross.     But,  all their hatred,  mockery,  and unbelief  was useless  as You rose victoriously  to prove  that Your word  is almighty  and true forever.     Now You are our  victory.”



A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1


How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12






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