You Are NOT Alone (Waiting, Part 4)

    I will lead the blind by a road they do not know, by paths they have not known I will guide them. I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. These are the things I will do, and I will not forsake them. (Isaiah 42:16, NRSV)

My last post on waiting (3/15/06) left us in a tough place – with the necessity of waiting and some vague hope of some future transformation – a difficult place to be!

Today we start with God’s promise to us from Isaiah. Look at God’s marvelous promise – I will not forsake you!

Isn’t this fear of being alone and forsaken, the core concern during our times of waiting? We vacillate between feelings of hope and those of uncertainty. God has brought me through hard times before and thus will this time v. God are you still there? I don’t see anything happening!

Spiritual blindness.



Unfortunately, we are definitely not promised only known, familiar pathways, but we are promised that we don’t walk alone. We are promised that God is working to turn our darkness into light and smooth out our pathways.

The problem is nowhere are we promised these things instantaneously!

Which brings us back to waiting.

God has promised that even when we feel weary and forsaken in our waiting – we have not been forsaken. God is always there somewhere in the midst of our waiting working to transform us and our circumstances in ways that we can not currently imagine.

Relax. Be still. Trust the process. You are not alone.

    Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1, NRSV)

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