Is the Lord being quiet with you?#
'I will remain silent and look on from My dwelling-place.' (Isaiah 18:4)
In this passage Assyria is marching against Ethiopia, whose people are described as 'tall and smooth-skinned'. (Verses 2 & 7) As the army advances God makes no effort to stop the Assyrians, and it appears they will be allowed to do as they wish. The Lord is watching from His dwelling place while the sun continues to rise, 'before the harvest' (verse 5) the entire proud Assyrian army is defeated as easily as new growth is pruned from a vine.
Yes, God does have another point of view, and wisdom still continues behind and beyond His words... 'I will remain silent and look on from My dwelling-place.'
Jesus tarried until the last watch of the night while the fear-filled disciples strained in a Galilean storm... 'I will remain silent and look on from My dwelling-place.' Jesus calmed the storm when His time was due.
Jesus tarried until a dying Lazarus succumbed to his terminal illness... 'I will remain silent and look on from My dwelling-place.' Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead when His time was due.
Is the Lord being quiet with you too today? Nevertheless He still sees everything.
O waiting soul be strong,
And though He tarry, trust and wait;
Doubt not, He will not wait too long,
Fear not, He will not come too late.
The hardship in waiting is the yeast of faith.
Today's Soul Snippet:
'There is no limit to what God can do through you, provided you do not seek your own glory.'
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