Eagerly Wait For Me
Isaiah 49:13 says, "Sing for joy, O heavens, and exult, O earth; break forth, O mountains, into singing! For the LORD has comforted his people and will have compassion on his afflicted." However, v.14 says, "But Zion said, 'The LORD has forsaken me; my Lord has forgotten me.'" Wow...quite a shift in perspective. Israel felt like God had left them when they needed Him the most. But there was one thing that Israel needed to do: Wait patiently. Waiting is something none of us enjoy doing, and this is especially true when we are in pain or afraid. Are we willing to trust Him anyway?
Then You Will Know That I Am the Lord
As we read through the Bible, we are often amazed/comforted/intrigued/dismayed by how God interacts with people. Sometimes it seems to make perfect sense, and other times we are left a bit confused about "His ways" vs. "our ways." One of the main reasons God states in answer to the question of "WHY" is, "then you will know that I am the Lord." Who does God interact with? What does He want us to know about Him? In the next few months we will try to unpack different passages from Scripture to address these questions so that we can know Him better and hopefully understand our relationship with Him more.