And I will wait upon the Lord,
that hideth his face from the house of Jacob,
and I will look for him.
Behold, I and the children whom the Lord hath given me
are for signs and for wonders in Israel
from the Lord of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion. - Isaiah 8:16-18
It sometimes looks like the tests and trials that we go through are going to go on forever, doesn’t it. Sometimes it feels like we can’t buy a break. Trouble is followed by problem which is followed by testing which is followed by more bad news.
That must be how it felt to Isaiah during this time. It felt like God was hiding from them and it seemed like the enemy was going to win.
Isaiah had the right perspective though – ‘I will wait for the Lord…I will look for Him.’
That reminds me of the words of Micah when he was in a similar situation. ‘I will look to the Lord. I will wait. And my God will hear me.’
We go through those same kinds of things today. As the world gets worse and worse we need to keep looking to our God. As our trials and testings come and it even seems like God is not listening we need to remember that He is still there.
Like Isaiah we need to say ‘I will wait on Him’ and while I am waiting ‘I will look to Him.’
Wait on God. Look to Him. And He will answer.