All I have to do is catch a glimpse of a TV in a waiting room, see a sign in a front yard, talk to a friend, glance at Facebook, click on an article and read it…
And my heart is breaking again…
For my children
For my country
For my church
My spirit cries out to God! I can hardly articulate my troubled thoughts. My country seems irreversibly divided. A great evil has a place of authority and influence in every sphere of culture. Christians are divided against one another, and many feel no responsibility to affect change in the government. They are content to wait for heaven and don’t seem overly concerned that our nation is going to hell.
“What about the children?” my heart screams at them! “What about your own children that will inherit this mess! What about the children that are being murdered by the thousands every day!”
When I speak out for truth, it seems I invite arguments and attacks. I want to make a difference. I want to see God’s healing and righteousness in my country. But what can I do?
I turn to God! I seek His face! He leads me to read Isaiah 40-42.
What words of truth!
What words of life!
They were true thousands of years ago.
They are still true today.
They will continue to be true forever.
Read His words and let your heart take courage.
While the people rage and conspire and fight…
God is in control!
Is. 40:7-8 …surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades; but the word of our God will stand forever.
Is. 40:12-13 Who has else has held the oceans in his hands and measured off the heaven with his ruler? Who else knows the weight of all the earth and weighs the mountains and the hills. Who can advise the Spirit of the Lord or be his teacher or give him counsel?
Is 40:15 …for all the peoples of the world are nothing in comparison with him – they are but a drop in the bucket, dust on the scales.
Is 40:22-24 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 like a tent to live in;
Who brings princes to naught, and makes the rulers of the earth as nothing.
Scarcely are they planted, scarcely sown, scarcely has their stem taken root in the earth, when he blows upon them, and they wither, and the tempest carries them off like stubble.
[Men and women fight for power but all God needs to do is blow on them, and the total of their work, time, effort, money, and influence means nothing…and they are gone. I was reminded of Ecc 3:14 “All that God does will endure.” All other things will pass away. I want to join God in whatever He is doing. That is my only chance for lasting significance.]
Is 40:28 …He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding in unsearchable.
[Aren’t you weary of all this election talk? Aren’t you weary of the news? Maybe you are even weary of praying and trying to make a difference.]
Is 40:29 He gives power to the faint, and strengthens the powerless. Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fall exhausted;
But those who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength,
They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
[Here is our answer. Wait on the Lord! Rise above the circumstances and see things the way He does!]
Is 41:2 Who has roused a victor from the east [Cyrus], summoned him to his service?
He delivers up nations to him, and tramples kings underfoot; he makes them like dust with his sword, like driven stubble with his bow.
[Isaiah prophesied about Cyrus by name over 100 years before Cyrus was born. Cyrus was not a Jew, yet God choose him to accomplish His plans. He used him to conquer the Medes and the land where the exiled Jews were living. Cyrus brought prosperity back to the land and allowed the Jews to return home. The “Cyrus Decree” instructed the kings following him to release the Jews to return to Jerusalem to rebuild the walls and the temple and actually provided for the work financially. Many have heard God saying that Donald Trump will be the 45th president and will be anointed like the Cyrus of Isaiah 45 to accomplish the work that God has him to do in this nation. If this is true, Trump will succeed despite the opposition because God’s hand is on him. We as God’s people should stand with him and support him.]
Is 41:5-7 The lands beyond the sea [progressives and the Thunder Road Group] watch in fear and wait for the word of Cyrus’ new campaigns. Remote lands [Democrats and even some Republicans] tremble and mobilize for war. The craftsmen [Soros and others] encourage each other as they rush to make new idols to protect them. The carver [Hillary campaign] hurries the goldsmith [liberal media], and the molder [Americans United for Change and others who paid people to incite violence at Trump rallies] helps at the anvil.
“Good,” they say. “It is coming along fine. Now we can solder on the arms.”
Carefully they join the parts together, and then fasten the thing in place so it won’t fall over!
[All their efforts, expertise, intelligence, and money can only erect a dead and powerless idol that needs to be fastened to the ground. When God blows on it, nothing will be able to break its fall! Their cause will not prevail! Their work will not endure because God is not in it. It is true that the idol is energized by the evil powers behind it. We don’t make war against the people, but the spirits that the people have aligned themselves with (Eph 6:12). But here is the hope! The power of the dark spirits WILL be broken, the idol WILL fall, and the people WILL be set free to repent, change, and become champions of God!]
Is 41:8-11 But you, Israel [people of God and America], my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, the offspring of Abraham, my friend…
You are my servant, I have chosen you and not cast you off; do not fear for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.
Yes, all who are incensed against you shall be ashamed and disgraced; those who strive against you shall be as nothing and shall perish.
Is 41:14 Do not fear, you worm Jacob, you insect Israel!
I will help you, says the Lord; you Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel. Now, I will make of you a threshing sledge, sharp, new and having teeth; you shall thresh the mountains and crush them, and you shall make the hills like chaff.
[Feeling insignificant and small like a worm? God will use His people to do powerful things to change the landscape of this country! Jesus has ALL authority in heaven and on earth (Matt 28:18) and He has given that authority to us! Everywhere we walk, God gives to us (Josh 1:3, Duet 11:24). Those who do not love the Lord and don’t follow His ways do not have this authority and dominion. They MAY NOT HAVE OUR COUNTRY!
The day after I read these verses, I read a post by Veronika West that made my Spirit leap within me! Here is just an excerpt, a word from God to the USA:
“Listen my beloved America, watch for the sickle of Triumph will be used to reap the harvest of seeds you have sown in the past seasons…in this season I shall restore the fortunes of my people…for my beloved America shall not be cut off.”
Veronika saw the face of the future president on the blade of the sickle in the Lord’s hand.
“I prophecy your future president shall carry the mantle that shall make America great once again to the glory of God.”]
Is. 41:17 When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue is parched with thirst, I the LORD will answer them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them.
Is 41:20 …so that all may see and know, all may consider and understand that the hand of the Lord has done this…
Is 42:1-4 Here is my servant [Jesus], whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights;
I have put my spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations.
He will not cry or lift up his voice, or make it heard in the street;
A bruised reed he will not break, and a dimly burning wick he will not quench;
He will faithfully bring forth justice.
He will not grow faint or be crushed until he has established justice in the earth…
[How we long for the Compassion and Justice of the rule of King Jesus to be established here on the earth. It will most certainly be established, and I have a feeling that Jesus will establish it through us, his church.]
Is 42:6-8…I have given you as a covenant to the people, a light to the nations, to open the eyes that are blind, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon, from the prison those who sit in darkness. I am the LORD, that is my name, my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to idols.
[Those who are now fighting against God will either perish, or they will see the light and join Him! We can take courage, be at peace, and join our Jesus in His work that will endure!]