Devotional written by Emily Furda
Read Isaiah 9:6.
When you hear your closest friend’s name, what comes to mind? Is it just a name, or do you think of memories and feel emotions because of who she is to you? People are often known for their actions and reputations, not just their names. The same is true for Jesus, but we often forget. ⠀⠀⠀⠀
In Isaiah 9:6 we see four of the names Jesus is called. Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, and Prince of Peace NIV Those aren’t just names, they’re descriptions of who He is. What is it you need today? Is it wisdom, power to change the unchangeable, love, or peace? It’s so easy to get caught up in what we need or simply going through a scripture we’ve heard many times that we forget who God is. We forget about the power behind His name.
Long before you ever had a need, God was there ready to meet it. It might not always look like you expected. Sometimes the answer you need may be in the least likely of places, like how a stable is where Jesus was born, but God is there waiting for you to come to Him. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Set aside the worry, the fears, and trying to do it on your own. You were never meant to carry what’s weighing on you, but you do know the One who is waiting to carry not just what is weighing you down but to also carry you. The Prince of Peace is waiting for you today. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Daily Challenge: Write down each of the names Jesus is called in today’s Scripture. What do they mean to you when you think about your life right now? Journal your thoughts.
Written by Emily Furda instagram.com/emilyfurda emilyfurda.com