It will be a sign and witness to the Lord Almighty in the land of Egypt. When they cry out to the Lord because of their oppressors, he will send them a savior and defender, and he will rescue them. NIV
I almost skipped this reminder. I don’t really understand the context of all of the verses around it, which is not unusual when I find myself in Isaiah. This book is filled with prophecy, and I am in no way qualified to decipher it.
But, the second half of this verse stuck out for me, I know it is true, so, here I am.
And, this may be the most important of all of the reminders. God is faithful. He keeps His promises.
He promised to send a savior, and He did. His son.
Because Christ lived, and died, and rose again, I have absolutely nothing to fear or to worry about.
One part of this verse that I find really interesting is, “When they cry out to the Lord because of their oppressors.” This is something that I’ve seen over and over again in many of the verses that I have found. God wants us to cry out to Him. He doesn’t expect us to “buck up,” or to bear the trials of this life on our own. He knows it is hard, He lived it himself through Jesus, and He wants to fulfill our needs.
But, there is something about crying out to God that is important. I think it may be tied to glorifying Him. If I go to Him with my problems, and He solves them, I give Him the glory for that. But, I think that He wants everything about our lives here to glorify Him. Crying out to Him is an acknowledgement that I cannot accomplish anything on my own.
I will think about that today.