Rejoice – The Desert will Bloom by Beth Auman

Isa35.1-4

Oh Lord we Thank You for making our wilderness glad and our desert bloom.  Abba, there are so many places that have been laid waste.  We know that You see, Lord. Truly from our hearts we Rejoice in You because You have a plan.  We yield into Your plan and speak Shalom Be in Jesus name.  Because Shalom means – Complete, Whole, Nothing Missing, Nothing Broken – We say to the garden’s and desert places in our own lives – Shalom Be in Jesus name.

Here are several translations of Isaiah 35:1-4 – Read each out Loud to the Lord and Be Encouraged.

Isaiah 35:1-4 (VOICE)

35 Imagine the wilderness whooping for joy,
    the desert’s unbridled happiness with its spring flowers.
It will happen! The deserts will come alive with new growth budding and blooming,
    singing and celebrating with sheer delight.
The glory of Lebanon’s cedars and the majesty of Carmel and Sharon
    will spill over to the deserts.
The glory of the Eternal One will be on full display there,
    and they will revel in the majestic splendor of our God.

So, with confidence and hope in this message,
    strengthen those with feeble hands, shore up the weak-kneed and weary.
Tell those who worry, the anxious and fearful,
    “Take strength; have courage! There’s nothing to fear.
Look, here—your God! Right here is your God!
    The balance is shifting; God will right all wrongs.
None other than God will give you success.
    He is coming to make you safe.”

Isaiah 35:1-4The Message (MSG)

The Voiceless Break into Song

35 1-2 Wilderness and desert will sing joyously,
    the badlands will celebrate and flower—
Like the crocus in spring, bursting into blossom,
    a symphony of song and color.
Mountain glories of Lebanon—a gift.
    Awesome Carmel, stunning Sharon—gifts.
God’s resplendent glory, fully on display.
    God awesome, God majestic.

3-4 Energize the limp hands,
    strengthen the rubbery knees.
Tell fearful souls,
    “Courage! Take heart!
God is here, right here,
    on his way to put things right
And redress all wrongs.
    He’s on his way! He’ll save you!”

Isaiah 35:1-4 Amplified Bible (AMP)

35 The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad; the desert shall rejoice and blossom like the rose and the autumn crocus.

It shall blossom abundantly and rejoice even with joy and singing. The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, the excellency of [Mount] Carmel and [the plain] of Sharon. They shall see the glory of the Lord, the majesty and splendor and excellency of our God.

Strengthen the weak hands and make firm the feeble and tottering knees.

Say to those who are of a fearful and hasty heart, Be strong, fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance; with the recompense of God He will come and save you.