Faithfulness · Hidden · Hope · Rebellion · Wait on Him

wait on Him… Isaiah 8:17…

I will wait for the Lord,
who is hiding his face from the house of Jacob,
and I will hope in him.
Isaiah 8:17 ESV
Isaiah… God’s voice in the midst of a rebellious people…
Do not do as they do… God told Isaiah…
Do not fear what they fear… you fear Me… 
The Lord will become a sanctuary and a stone of offense…
a rock of stumbling… to those in Jerusalem…
(Isaiah 8:11-15)
Sometimes… people… as a community… move so far from Him… He hides His face… His presence… from all… as discipline…
The rebellious fall… break… become enraged… when God turns His face…
they rail against Him even more… find Him useless… 
But the faithful… like Isaiah… finding themselves in the midst of the fallout… do not fear… do not fall… they continue to wait for… hope in… the One whose face is turned…
To them He is a sanctuary…
their source of hope…
I look at today’s cultural climate…
and wonder at the similarities…
so for the faithful… this word is for you…
Don’t do what this people do…
don’t fear what they fear…
fear Him…
wait for Him…
hope in Him…
and He will be your Sanctuary…
while everyone else… stumbles…

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