Isaiah 30 Devotional

This chapter begins with God's children rejecting Him. As His children we get to the point of, "It's OK God I can do this on my own. I am a big kid." When in reality we are not. Sometimes with our freedom we become careless and forget about our Creator who has brought us to where we are. God says in verse 13 "This sin will become for you like a high wall, cracked and bulging, that collapses suddenly, in an instant." The sin that we are involved in starts piling up in our life. We are trapped behind it's wall to the point of were it falls on top of us, and everything we have done wrong comes back and bites us. Yet, God says he doesn't want us to face it alone. Verse 18 starts off stating "Yet, the Lord longs to be gracious to you [...]." He wants to bestow blessings, care, and shelter upon us, but if we are standing on our own will how can He do any of that? We have to let go of our pride, let go of our plans so He can work in our life in such a huge way that we won't ever be able to understand it. As you continue reading chapter 30 you reach verses 20-26. As I read these verses I saw what happens when we place our faith and trust in Him. I saw His love shown through these verses. Verse 21 proclaims, "[...] your ears will hear a voice behind you saying, 'This is the way; walk in it'[...]." This verse shows how good our God is.His goodness to show us where he wants us to go. Leading us in his plan for our life. A plan that is so much better than what we have been planning for ourselves. However, in the mist of everything we can't forget that our God is a just God, and a father figure above it all. In verses 27-33 the correction side of God's father figure is shown. Meaning that He will correct us when we have done something to wrong Him, or the people around us. He loves us so much that he wants to give us the best, but we have to remember that there are repercussions to our actions. Following Him does not make life easier, but it makes life worth it. He sent His son to die in the place of us. We should have been the ones on that cross yet, He loves us so much that he sent someone in our place that way we can live a life modeled after him. We are not perfect, I am not perfect, but God is perfect. His son Jesus is perfect. He wants us to be able to call on him in any situation and listen for his voice. To follow after Him. We can't live life on our own. We have to have Him with us or else life will be a whole lot harder. 

This is what Isaiah 30 has taught me. 


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