If someone had said that to me, I probably would not have believed them!
Reference: v.14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. (TNIV Bible)
Explore: We’ve just recently sold our house and bought another. The time period from beginning to end was very short. However, when we were in the middle of negotiations, it seemed to take forever!
If someone had said to me, “Linda, in a few weeks time you will have accepted an offer on your house, the deposit will have come through, and all your finance will be sorted for your new house”, I probably would not have believed them! However, here I am a few weeks later and it has all come to pass.
When we look back on a season in our life we can remember the emotions, but they don’t seem as magnified as when we are experiencing them day-by-day. Even if someone was to forewarn us of the possible scenarios we would experience, the feelings of trepidation would still overwhelms us when we considered the future.
Application: It’s amazing reading through Isaiah, which was written hundreds of years before Jesus walked on this earth, and to read the prophecy that mentions Jesus.
The Israelites were being told that a Saviour would be born for them, and yet, they still turned from God and struggled to see His future for them.
God has a plan for each one of us. He knows the best path our lives could take. Sometimes we are able to get a glimpse of what He has in store, but at other times we just take it on a day-by-day basis.
Knowing that God has our best interests at heart we need to step forward with faith, not worrying about what the future will hold. Trusting that God will give us a sign and our Saviour is right by our side.
Prayer: Lord, we can often get frustrated when we don’t know what lies ahead. Give us patience and faith that we will rely on You, no matter what tomorrow may bring. Amen.
What do you see your future holding?
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This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.