I cried out to the Lord this morning, “I am weary of the drama and confusion going on in the world”. He answered my cry by taking me to Isaiah 40.
Isaiah 40:3,5 A voice is calling, "Clear the way for the LORD in the wilderness; Make smooth in the desert a highway for our God …Then the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all flesh (everybody around us) will see it together”; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.
Do we hear God’s voice clearly today? There is so much noise and confusion going on around us, distracting us from hearing His Voice, and taking our focus off of God. He is telling us in His Word that we must clearly hear His voice calling to us today, so His glory can be revealed in and through us. God’s people are to stand out, above the noise and clamor, and display our faith in God!
Isa 40:8 The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.
I encourage us all to spend more time in the Word to hear His voice, and then stand up and stand firm on the promise in God’s Word.
Isaiah 40:9 Get yourself up on a high mountain, O Zion, bearer of good news, Lift up your voice mightily, O Jerusalem, bearer of good news; Lift it up, do not fear. Say to the cities of Judah, "Here is your God!"
We must purpose to go up higher to meet with God, away from the distractions in this current world. While there, we must WORSHIP God! Let’s spend MORE time with God and less time watching the news. Who are we trusting in? We must put or trust in God and make our trust evident to all those around us! I love this next section, “Do we not know how powerful God us?”
Isaiah 40:21-22 Do you not know? Have you not heard? Has it not been declared to you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth? It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, And its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain And spreads them out like a tent to dwell in.
Isaiah 40:28 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth does not become weary or tired. His understanding is inscrutable.
Inscrutable means that we cannot even understand how much God understands, and how powerful He is!
Read Isaiah 40:29-31 and rest on HIs promises to strengthen us in this journey! Let’s all purpose to come up to a higher place on the mountain to be with God, to clearly hear His voice!