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You will say in that day:
“I will give thanks to you, O Lord,
for though you were angry with me,
your anger turned away,
that you might comfort me.

“Behold, God is my salvation;
I will trust, and will not be afraid;
for the Lord God is my strength and my song,
and he has become my salvation.”

With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. And you will say in that day:

“Give thanks to the Lord,
call upon his name,
make known his deeds among the peoples,
proclaim that his name is exalted.

“Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously;
let this be made known in all the earth.
Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion,
for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.”

Here is the entirety of Isaiah chapter 12. It’s only 6 verses long, but they are good ones! Whenever the phrase “in that day” appears in Isaiah, it refers to the “day of the Lord.” The previous chapter closely ties it with the coming of the Christ. And look how much joy appears in the coming of the Messiah!

The whole chapter is a song of praise to God, celebrating the wonderful deeds He has done for His people and looking towards the future good He has promised to them. This is how I want to live each day of my life, praising God for all He has done in my past, and all He will do in the future, and all He is doing in my present. Thank You, Father, for Your hand in my life.

I look forward to THAT day, the day of the Lord, the day You come to take me home to be with you forever.