Summary – Reflection – Prayer
While Walking it Out
Context: Isaiah 30:1-33
Focus: Isaiah 30: 18
“So the Lord must wait for you to come to Him, so He can show you His love and compassion. For the lord is a faithful God. Blessed are those who wait for His help.”
The Israelites were in trouble and afraid of their enemy. The Lord was speaking to them about repentance and turning from their idols and trusting God. But instead, they turned to the Egyptians to protect them.
God can not do anything to help us until we realize our sin and repent. His hands are tied to intervene when we refuse to recognize why we are in a place of helplessness and without hope. As we seek out the help by other means, we will not be delivered but disappointed. Sometimes a quick fix looks attractive to us and so we are willing to pay whatever it costs to escape our present trouble. The pain of our circumstance causes us to look for whatever means for relief, a temporary solution at any cost. But the trouble we experience finds a permanent solution when we look to our Lord. So the Lord is waiting for us to turn to Him so He can show us His love. He’s been faithful before, He will be faithful again, because He cannot deny Himself. He is Who He Is. But He cannot do a thing until we turn to Him and trust. So He waits for us to give us His help.
Lord, you are always willing to deliver us in our present troubles. Remind us to turn to you instead of others. To trust your Word first. For you are faithful to do it because you are our heavenly Father, our Savior, our loving God.
CR– The Prodigal Son – Luke 15: 11-31