“Sing, O barren one, who did not bear;
break forth into singing and cry aloud,
you who have not been in labor!
For the children of the desolate one will be more
than the children of her who is married,” says the LORD.
“Enlarge the place of your tent,
and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out;
do not hold back; lengthen your cords
and strengthen your stakes.
For you will spread abroad to the right and to the left,
and your offspring will possess the nations
and will people the desolate cities.
“Fear not, for you will not be ashamed;
be not confounded, for you will not be disgraced;
for you will forget the shame of your youth,
and the reproach of your widowhood you will remember no more.
For your Maker is your husband,
the LORD of hosts is his name;
and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer,
the God of the whole earth he is called.
by: Katie Brown.
If you have children, you know that there is almost nothing you would not do to protect them. We watch over them and care for them in every way possible. There is no one who watches over us and cares for us like God does. Though the world brings trials and hardships, we are able to thrive and persevere in the knowledge that God is our Maker and has given His Son for our salvation. God promised His people that He would be like a husband to them as Jesus is the bridegroom to the Church. With this assurance, we can have every confidence that we are safe when God is providing for us as a good husband would care for his family.'