Friday, November 13, 2009

This Week's WORD

I am the LORD;
in its time I will do this swiftly.
Isaiah 60:22b

I almost want to leave this statement alone and see if God speaks to you through it the same way He spoke to me.
But I just can't keep quiet!
After reading about Israel's perils, their stubbornness, and God's wrath; and then His promise of salvation, of restoration - and Zion's future glory, I'm thinking, Wow. The Israelites must have been going nuts wondering when His promise of deliverance was going to be fulfilled!

Because I know the waiting had to be hard.

It always is for me.

I think that's why God's statement grabbed me. I am the LORD, in its time I will do this swiftly.
It is as if He is saying, Do you know who I Am? I am the LORD. The Creator of heaven and earth. I set the stars in place. I gave you life. I know your comings and goings, your thoughts, your needs, your fears. I am the LORD!
And this thing you're waiting for? I know when the time will come for your situation to be resolved. (Remember, I am the LORD. I know everything.) I know you want the trial to end right now, but there is work that needs to be done in your life first. I have a purpose for this pain. But, darling, when this trial has accomplished the objective for which I allowed it into your life, rest assured - I will bring about its resolution promptly. I will not let you suffer needlessly.
I am the LORD, in its time I will do this swiftly.
You can trust Me.

May you find yourself trusting in His timing today.
Have a great weekend. See you back here Monday!

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O Mom said...

Oh it did speak to me. I read the verse and just sat here and felt it. It was enough to bring the tears. Then I read what you wrote and felt encouraged even more. Thanks.

Outnumbered Mama said...

You imagine how much I needed to be reminded of this, on this very day. I have been struggling a lot these past few days and I really need to be reminded of God's glory and power. Thank you, Karen, from the bottome of my heart.

Angie Muresan said...

Thank you Karen. I know someone who really needs to hear this today. I will call her up and read it to her. Have a wonderful weekend. Enjoy your kids and husband. :)

Anonymous said...

Wow...this is so powerful!! And I too really needed to hear it!! Just plain AWESOME!!!
Thanks, Karen & have a wonderful weekend!

Leah Adams said...

Yes, it spoke to me. I am waiting for Him to do something, but I must wait for the 'in its time' part. His timing is so different than mine and I must learn to wait.

Have a wonderful weekend.


Renee Blain said...

Just what I needed! Thanks for letting me know it was here!

Beth Herring said...

What a timely word. So powerful. Far reaching. Speaks mightily!

Thanks Karen - you are a blessing.

LisaShaw said...

So glad I was able to visit this evening. Your words POPPED off the page and into my spirit. Thank you for your obedience to the LORD.

Keeping you in prayer. Have had Matthew on my heart.

Love and blessings dear sister.

gianna said...

it DOES seem like we wait and wait and wait and wait and wait. but when God acts, it's IS swiftly. well, there you go. He said it!

and do you think He calls us darling? i kind of like that.

km said...

This was a great reminder and an encouragement to my heart. God keeps sending these encouragements...which I need. We are entering week 6 of unemployment. As the holidays approach, I find myself holding my breath more. I need to exhale. And breathe in TRUST. In CBS we've just studied Elijah and the ravens who fed him and then the woman & the oil. I know that God sends HIS word as encouragement. I KNOW HE WILL PROVIDE FOR OUR FAMILY. Thanks for sharing.

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Edie said...

You always have just the right WORD. I keep reminding myself that Abraham waited 25 years. I have a note to myself in a place that I see often enough for the encouragement, but not so often that it will stop having meaning, that says "In the fullness of time."

"so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it." Isaiah 55:11

gianna said...

karen, don't get me wrong. i may have said, "i get to have the kids, " but when my husband left, i thought, "i don't think i'm going to like this very much." but so far so good. we are alive and fed and bed! thanks for your encouragement!

Edie said...

Hey Karen! I hope you're enjoying your Sunday. Don't forget to stop by my graphics blog to see WHO the winner of the blog makeover is. :)

Heidi said...

Hey, Karen- am in a hurry at the moment, 1:03 in the morning moment, but wanted to pop over to say: CONGRATS you won at Edie's! Yeah! Can't wait to see the new blog makeover. Edie rocks.