Because of the importance of Israel and its people, and my personal love for The Land, I’m inviting you to join me through the key Old Testament book of Isaiah. Each day I’m posting some simple thoughts about this complex prophet.
Woe is Egypt! This is so interesting! Another neighboring country who faces God’s wrath. The Message says: “God has scrambled their brains.” (v15).
But then… “When they cry out in prayer because of oppressors, He’ll send them help, a Savior, who will keep them safe and care for them.” (v 20).
I believe that’s a promise for us as well. When our brains are mush, when there is great fog, when we’re lost, we can cry out to our Abba Father, and He will send us help. He will send us grace and wisdom and joy and peace, through the Holy Spirit. And we will receive His blessing.
“Egypt will come back to God, and God will listen to their prayers and heal them.” (v22, MSG).
God will listen to your prayers and heal you too! And He will bless you!
“On that Day, Israel will take its place alongside Egypt and Assyria, sharing the blessing from the center. God-of-the-Angel-Armies, who blessed Israel, will generously bless them all: “Blessed be Egypt, my people! . . . Blessed be Assyria, work of my hands! . . . Blessed be Israel, my heritage!”” (v24-25, MSG).
Blessed be you, dear child of God! Even when you feel like you are in a fog, you can trust God to make your way clear again.
(c) 2020. Rich Ronald.