May 12, 2022

Set Like a Flint

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“The LORD God will help Me; therefore I will not be disgraced; therefore I have set My face like a flint … Let us stand together. Who is My adversary? Let him come near Me. Surely the LORD God will help Me; who is he who will condemn Me?” – Isaiah 50:7-9

Those who don’t trust in God go through life without an anchor. They can be prone to feel uncertain and shaken by circumstances. They can be intimidated or paralyzed by fear and doubt. They can become timid and worried, distracted, and easily sidetracked.

However, when we completely trust in God, everything changes. We have the confidence to believe that He is standing by our side in every situation. As the Bible promises, He is with us to give us His peace and direct our steps, reassure us, calm our fears, and give us hope, peace, and security.

Even if we trust in God, we can be impacted by our human weaknesses, nagging doubts, and questions. These are reasons, as the Bible tells us, to “set [our] face like a flint” in every situation. This means concentrating on God, being guided by His Word, and focusing our energies on what He has called us to do. It means not being distracted by the comments or opinions of others.

Ask God to give you this confidence and focus. “Set [your] face like a flint” to know Him and serve Him. Focus on the tasks to which you have been called. Be a good steward of the resources He has given you.

Do not drift off course or lose your focus. And don’t let rumors or speculation distract you. Have faith that God will be your help right now!


Reflection Question: What distractions do you have to eliminate to focus solely on God?

Father, You have a plan for my life. I set my face like a flint to serve and obey You. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Isaiah 50