Isaiah 30-33: Specifically Isaiah 30:15 (Good News Bible)
Michael Landsberg, Trustee
Four months ago my wife and I welcomed our first child into our lives–Caleb William–and what an incredible blessing and miracle he has been. Yet with his arrival, as all parents out there know, has come a chaos, newfound sense of responsibility, unpredictability and busyness that we never knew were possible.
In the midst of all of this I received a gentle reminder about writing this devotional as I had completely missed my date for turning it in. So as I sat down and prayed for God to lead me in what to share, and then read and re-read today’s reading while sitting at my computer attempting to come up with an intelligent thought, God continually led me back to verse 30:15. The Sovereign Lord, the holy God of Israel says to the people, “Come back and quietly trust in me. Then you will be strong and secure.” What struck me most about this text is that in the every day busy lives we lead we often miss doing just what God is saying. I know in my case God has humbled me with these words and reminded me that in the busy lives we lead–whether it be a new baby, job responsibilities, relationships or the multitude of other distractions that arise–we need to simply come back to Him. Or as the psalmist states in Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that He is God.”