“At just the right time, I will respond to you. On the day of salvation I will help you. I will protect you and give you to the people as my covenant with them.” (Isaiah 49:8, NLT).
In this chapter Isaiah continues his description of the suffering servant. This chapter has traditionally been regarded as the second of four suffering servant songs.
God declares that He will make a way for Israel’s sin to be atoned and for their fellowship with him to be restored.
And He will do it at just the right time!
The way He will do it is the promised servant, who will come to save Israel and all people.
God doesn’t necessarily fulfill His promises when we think He should. God acts at just the right time to accomplish His plans and purposes.
Have you ever been praying for a thing to happen a certain way and it seems like everything is in place for it to happen if only God would bring it to pass. Quickly! Immediately!
Then, when God doesn’t do things like we planned or at the time we wanted, it seems to us like God has missed a good opportunity to do what we want Him to do.
But God doesn’t work according to our plans for Him. God is never late and He is always on time in carrying out His own plans and purposes.
So, don’t make plans for God to accomplish, but rather align your plans with God’s plans.
And, He promises that He will empower you to accomplish His will!
“The Father alone has the authority to set those dates and times, and they are not for you to know. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you” (Acts 1:7-8, NLT).
- Something New – Isaiah 43:18-19 (stevesbiblemeditations.com)
- Unstoppable! – Isaiah 40:28-31 (stevesbiblemeditations.com)