As I’ve read Isaiah’s words for several day now regarding “that day” – can I just tell you that I long for it more and more?
In that day (v 29:18-24):
• the deaf shall hear
• the blind shall see
• the meek shall obtain FRESH joy
• the poor shall praise and rejoice
• there will be no more shame
• there will be no more confusion
• there will be no more complaining
What a day, glorious day, that will be…
But, as much as we long for that day, the reality is that we live in this one. What to do , what to do?
Oh wait, Isaiah had a word about that too.
Lord, what about when today is chaotic, uncertain, and a little scary? What about today?
“In returning and rest you shall be saved” (v 30:15)
👉 Repentance and rest – this is our job in times of burdens too large for us to bear.
Lord, what about how weak and ill equipped and weary I feel today? What about today?
“In quietness and in trust shall be your strength” (v 30:15).
👉 Our job is to be still – not to be in a frenzy. Our job is to trust – not fret.
I love that God tells us what to expect in that day but also how to endure in this day.
Whatever this day holds for us – our role is clear: repent, rest, be quiet, trust. And the Lord will not hide himself from us (v 30:20:21.)
Show yourself, Lord.