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It is our prayer that you are hearing the Good News of Jesus Christ as we are going through Lent.  As we have gone through 2020, we have struggled with confidence.  It seemed we could not trust news articles.  We could not trust the interpretation of scientific data.  We could not even have confidence in our political process!  The Good News of Jesus Christ wants to give us an undeniable confidence for our lives.  In the sermon series, Good News for You, the sermon is Confidence and we turn to Isaiah 55:6-13.  God is speaking to his people so that they would trust him, even in the face of fear and difficulty.  This “word of the Lord” was not just so that they could survive, but it would enable them to thrive, even in adversity.  Yet, they had to make some adjustments to experience the full strength of the Good News!   These verses help us to see the small adjustments that we can make to experience this spiritual strength for our own lives.  May you be filled with the confidence of God’s presence as you read Isaiah 55:6-13:  6 Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near. 7 Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon. 8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. 9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. 10 As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, 11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. 12 You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. 13 Instead of the thornbush will grow the juniper, and instead of briers the myrtle will grow. This will be for the LORD’s renown, for an everlasting sign, that will endure forever.” (NIV)