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i took a hiatus from my isaiah study for no good reason. i just did. but i’m back. i can’t promise to what level of dedication i will be back since in 9 weeks a little one will be presenting himself to us and i will be dealing with another transition in our lives, but as for right now i am back.
key verse: Isaiah 8:17
I will wait for the Lord, who is hiding his face from the house of Jacob. I will put my trust in Him.
after reading Isaiah 8 a couple of times and taking notes, I realized that I was reading it too fast.
Between verses 1 and 4 at least 2 years will have passed if not more.
And in those 4 verses, you can just whiz over them without really thinking about it because they almost seem like a summary of nothing ,but YHWH has stated a warning AND a timeframe for that warning. He is trying to explain to His people what is going to be happening since they have put their faith in the neighboring countries and not in YHWH!
But because so much time has passed, I don’t think they take Him seriously.
wwwwhhhhooooaaaa. Wait a minute. We shouldn’t just brush off what YHWH says. EVERYTHING He says will be AS He says it.
I don’t know about you, but for me, I tend to disregard YHWH’s promises if they don’t happen on my timetable.
For example before Chris and I had Wordgirl, we decided that we should teach at Rosslyn Academy in Nairobi, Kenya. We decided that it HAD to happen BEFORE we had children otherwise it wouldn’t happen at all.
So we told everyone that we were planning on going to Kenya. In my brain, I started doing all the math and figuring everything regarding our family out. This went on for about a year.
Then, one day, I asked Chris, “do you want to go?”
He replied, “You know, I don’t really know.”
And we realized that there was no rush. We didn’t need to frantically get to Africa BEFORE we had a family; that YHWH is honored in what we do while we wait for our calling just as much as He is when we follow His calling.
It is not about doing all the time. It’s about being and trusting in Him; that He is perfect and no matter what the situation, He is to be trusted.
In the midst of scariness and chaos or even “nothingness,” trusting YHWH brings faith that YHWH is doing what is best for us. We can have confidence because He brings confidence and peace. If we have a fear in YHWH alone, He will make a way for us to Himself. We will have the light of dawn. (these thoughts are all taken from Isaiah 8)
2 questions that I am asking myself are: what do I believe YHWH really wants for me?
And how do I remind myself to be patient in His timing?