No one has heard or perceived by the ear, no eye has seen a God besides you, who acts for those who wait for him. —Isaiah 64:4
When I look at current events, I see things most of us wouldn’t have dreamed possible a few years ago. Pagan ideas and anti-God ways of thinking are no longer “fringe” but widely embraced—sometimes even within the church.
I find it’s important at times to turn off the news and keep my mind and heart tethered to God’s Word. Scripture not only gives us a realistic sense of where we are, it tells how we got here and where this is going to end up.
The book of Isaiah does this for me in a special way, by lifting up my eyes, encouraging my heart, and strengthening my vision. The prophet deals head-on with current spiritual and moral issues. He sees beyond the immediate trouble to the ultimate triumph of Christ over evil and the consummation of God’s great eternal plan for this world.
As we read Isaiah (and all of God’s Word), we can remind ourselves, “The best is yet to come!”
Make it Personal
When you’re discouraged by current events, take the time to read Scripture that reminds you of God’s promises and plan for His people.