Strengthen the weak hands,
and make firm the feeble knees.
Say to those who have an anxious heart,
“Be strong; fear not!
Behold, your God
will come with vengeance,
with the recompense of God.
He will come and save you.”
Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened,
and the ears of the deaf unstopped;
then shall the lame man leap like a deer,
and the tongue of the mute sing for joy.
For waters break forth in the wilderness,
and streams in the desert;
the burning sand shall become a pool,
and the thirsty ground springs of water;
in the haunt of jackals, where they lie down,
the grass shall become reeds and rushes.
And a highway shall be there,
and it shall be called the Way of Holiness;
the unclean shall not pass over it.
It shall belong to those who walk on the way;
even if they are fools, they shall not go astray.
No lion shall be there,
nor shall any ravenous beast come up on it;
they shall not be found there,
but the redeemed shall walk there.
And the ransomed of the LORD shall return
and come to Zion with singing;
everlasting joy shall be upon their heads;
they shall obtain gladness and joy,
and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
by: Steve Osborn.
Sometimes life just does not make sense to me. When I, or those I care about, endure difficult circumstances, I am tempted to think, “Why don’t you do something about this, Lord?” At times like these, I have to learn to trust God’s perfect wisdom. He is not unaware of suffering or injustice. He does have a plan for making everything right in His perfect timing. Isaiah encouraged exhausted, feeble, and anxious Israelites to put their hope in the coming Messiah and to be strengthened by the knowledge that when He comes, He will make all things right.