Welcome back, y’all! For those of you who are new here, we’re taking the Bible one book at a time and sharing our favorite verses. This week we’re in Isaiah. Read along with us, then share your favorite Isaiah verse in the comments, or blog about it yourself and point us in your direction! Then, be ready for next week, when we dig into Jeremiah!
Isaiah 37:26a–Have you not heard? Long ago I did it, from ancient times I planned it. Now I have brought it to pass…
This is one of those verses that makes me feel like I’ve been drowning and I can suddenly draw a deep breath. It’s like… Ahhhh… peace.
There’s a dream I have sometimes, where I’m driving, but I can’t see the road in front of me. The headlights don’t go out far enough or I simply can’t see out the windshield. In the dream, I’m literally driving blind. It’s not scary, more frustrating. (Wonder what that says about me?)
You see, to me, that’s where this verse comes in. In life, I can’t see what comes next. But God can. In fact, He has always known what comes next. I love knowing He is in control of my life, that He sees around the next turn, and that He has good things planned for me. Even the things I don’t like, He uses for my good (but that’s another book of the Bible, isn’t it?). There’s just something about knowing He’s there, that He’s got it, that makes the burden lift and allows me to let go of the wheel.
Now, if I could just quit wrapping my fingers around the steering wheel and trying to take over…