and he will be the stability of your times,
abundance of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge;
the fear of the Lord is Zion’s treasure.
I have a confession. I can get distracted easily when the world seems to be falling apart. It’s too easy to get caught up with the ‘doomsday’ scenarios that we watch in movies or read on social media. It doesn’t help when seeing the news adding to it (like with did with COVID19 and the TP purchasing).
But, as a Christian, we are to focus on God. We are to remember that He is in control, even when the world seems to be falling apart around us.
I was reading through a book this week and the author quoted this verse, Isaiah 33:6. Yes, the book was written a few years ago and Isaiah wrote quite a few years ago. But God’s word is still, and continues to be, relavent.
I do agree that we should be prepared to feed our families and take care of them. But (I know this is hard) we need to rely on God. We need to trust that He has everything under control.
We can become magnetized to social media in the best of times. I’ve found it to be worse during this pandemic. Always checking different news feeds, Facebook, etc. During the first two weeks, there was barely anything else discussed. It started to get depressing.
I even started to get headaches from using my phone too much.
I decided that I needed to have a break and start reading actual books. A friend from my church had wanted to start a book study. I had the book at home and started reading. That’s where I found this verse. Right in the middle of the isolation period, right in the middle of a viral pandemic, God speaks: He will be the stability in your (my) times.
Just the thing I needed. A direct reminder of God’s presence. A reminder that I need to stop focusing on what the world is offering and to focus on what God offers. He offers peace. He offers love. He offers stability. He offers His presence.
That’s my challenge to you.
You may be in the same situation I was in. You may be feeling depressed. Put away the electronics and start reading. Find a favorite Bible passage or Christian author. Let God take away your anxiety. Find your place in Him again.