Posted by: vftmom247 | 2012/03/02

Words from Isaiah

Isaiah  22:5

For the Lord God of hosts has a day of tumult and trampling and confusion in the valley of vision.


This is a comforting verse to me, both in the way the author probably intended it, and in my momentary tweak of it.

It absolutely reassures and tickles me to think God might have a day of chaos and confusion, that even He might slump down on His throne with a sigh and a “Whew, what a day it’s been!”.  It’s just comforting to think that even God might get tired of chasing His children.

I somehow think that this is not quite how the verse is meant .  It’s more like the Lord caused the tumult and confusion, or allowed it to happen.  Now; let me say that I don’t think I’m God – wouldn’t want the job, would run like the dickens away from it.  But the verse did make me think a little.  How often do I cause the tumult in my life?  How often do I allow what’s going on to affect me so much that I work myself and those around me into a state of – not total chaos, maybe a mild-mannered form of chaos?  When I do, is it because I’m trying to be the only one who can make sense of the (admittedly self-created) confusion, or is it because when things are getting hectic, I have not paused a minute to take the brewing chaos to God, to lay it all in His lap, and ask (beg!) for the clarity to see the real situation and the strength to deal with it?  Shouldn’t I call a time-out to ask God to reveal the roots of what’s going on…because it’s usually not the surface situation, but something underneath.

I think more often than not, I do need to take that time-out, that minute.  Usually though, I don’t realize it until the waves are building and curling over my head, and it seems like the only options are to paddle like heck or drown.

Rather than swimming blindly, this would be that moment to swim gratefully to God .  He can handle it when I can’t.  More importantly, He can handle it way better than I can, if I turn it all over to Him.



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