Isaiah 30:15 This is what the Sovereign Lord,
the Holy One of Israel, says:
“Only in returning to me
and resting in me will you be saved.
In quietness and confidence is your strength.
But you would have none of it.
No matter how many times God warned Judah not to turn to other nations to help them, they refused to listen and obey. Only God could save them. They only needed to wait on Him. God wants us to turn to Him first when we are struggling or suffering, but sometimes we get impatient when God chooses to wait; we react. Nothing can speed up God’s grand design. There is nothing we can say to God that will speed up the process. All we can say is “Thank You”. Salvation comes from God alone. He is the one we can trust. We can be confident in His strength to help us overcome our difficulties. We are to lay aside our plans and allow God to act. Instead, we wait just so long, and then we react. God waits because He knows we need to learn something. We react because we aren’t open to a lesson. We want results. Now. Immediately. But God seeks change. Life change. Thought change. Trust change. He wants us to bring Him our concerns. our fears. our worries. And trust Him to rearrange them. In His time. In His way. Judah wouldn’t listen. Will we?
My reading schedule this week:
July 23 Isaiah 31-34
July 24 Isaiah 35-36
July 25 Isaiah 37-39, Psalm 76
July 26 Isaiah 40-43
July 27 Isaiah 44-48
July 28 2 Kings 18:9-19:37; Psalm 46, 80, 135
July 29 Isaiah 49-53
NOTE: I am following the Chronological Timeline from ewordtoday.com