Isaiah 55:8 – How far does God take us and why?

Published On: 19 de December de 2021Categories: Bible Study

Dselves are able to move heaven and earth in behalf of his people, in favor of those who seek and love. Many times during the Christian journey, to reach the goals of God it is necessary that we go through some processes, because these processes will make us grow in faith, experience and will make us intimate with God.

We must understand that God’s ways as well as his thoughts are infinitely different from ours. Many times God will take us along different paths so that we can reach his purposes.

Isaiah 55:8 – For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.

God takes us to the Desert:

Exodus 14:13,14 – But Moses said to the people, Fear not; stand still, and see the deliverance of the Lord, which he will do for you this day; for the Egyptians, whom you have seen today, you will never see again. The Lord will fight for you, and you will be silent.

In the process of liberating the Israelites, we understand that God takes us into the wilderness to perfect our faith and obedience to his word. Hebrews 11:6 Now without faith it is impossible to please him; because it is necessary that he who comes to God should believe that he exists, and that he rewards those who seek him. God wanted the Israelites to trust completely in his power and protection.  

God takes us to the desert to teach us that we must not fear those who can harm us, because our He is infinitely greater to grant deliverance to his people.

God takes us to the desert to become firm and constant in his presence, we cannot have a wavering faith before God, but we must have a faith that is constant.

1 Corinthians 15:58 – Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast and steadfast, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your work is not in vain in the Lord.

God takes us to the desert so that we can understand that we are not the ones who fight our wars, because who fights our wars is God and therefore we are more than conquerors.

God takes us to Jordan!

2 Kings 5:10 Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, — Go and wash yourself in Jordan seven times, and your flesh will be restored, and you will be clean.

There are times in the Christian life when we will be invited to dive into the Jordan River, as we are often like Naaman, not physically ill, but carrying something infinitely worse than leprosy, which is the self, high ego, pride and so on. Naaman thought that everything should be done according to his will, in his time and in his way. On the journey of Faith, we often behave or come across people like that.

For this reason, God leads us to dive into the Jordan River, because the Jordan River means the one that descends, that is, the river that descends. It is necessary that we come to humble ourselves before God, understanding that everything happens through his will and his divine will.

God takes us to the river that descends to generate in our hearts brokenness, end our self and finally make us recognize his greatness and mercy towards us. Naaman believed that he only needed to be healed of his leprosy, but God wanted to treat beyond Naaman’s illness, because God wanted to treat Naaman’s innermost being, generating in him brokenness and humility. Every time we are invited to dive in the river that descends, we are led to the breaking down and transformation of life, for this reason, immerse yourself in the rivers of the spirit.

God takes us to the potter’s house 

Jeremiah 18:4 – As the vessel which he made of clay was broken in the potter’s hand, he made it another vessel again, as it seemed good in the eyes of the potter to do.

 We are taken to the potter’s house, because when we are in God’s hands, we break ourselves and become new vessels according to God’s will and will. We are taken into the potter’s house to be molded and perfected, so that we can become vessels filled with the presence of God.

 God takes us through storms

At one point the Lord Jesus released a word saying: “we have passed to the other side of the lake.” And suddenly a storm arose so great that the waters were already entering that little boat. God is teaching us that he will always be in the our boat, that is, God will always be walking side by side with us, .

In the race of faith there will be times when God will be with us side by side, but there will also be times when He will be far away watching us, we will often be walking through the desert, diving in the Jordan, visiting the potter’s house and many storms we will also face.  

Interestingly, in all of these scenarios, God will often be with us side by side, but also many times we will experience God’s silence. We will often take our steps and feel alone, but God will be with us to watch us.

Just as a father accompanies his child’s first steps, so is God in our lives. There will be times when God will allow us to walk hand in hand, but there will be times when we will have to walk, with Him only in silence, because He wants to generate in our lives the experience and an unshakable faith.

Every time we walk and stumble, but we recognize our mistakes and ask God for the strength to continue, just like a father, God also holds our hands and says:

Isaiah 41:10 – Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I strengthen you, and help you, and support you with the right hand of my righteousness.

We understand that for everything God has a purpose, whether we are facing deserts, Jordan, storms, potteries, calm or scarcity. In everything God has a purpose.

Romans 8:28 – And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose.

Job teaches that we must receive God’s purposes, even if we are suffering. We must receive the purposes of God for our lives, because if he allowed it is because we are able to win.

Job 2:10 – But he said unto him, As any fool speaks, thou speakest; Will we receive good from God, and not receive evil? In all this Job did not sin with his lips.

David before facing the giant Goliath, first there in the field he fought the bear and the lion, and this generated in David experience and courage to face the Philistine giant.

The battles we faced yesterday were just training to achieve our victory today.

Do not give up, go through the desert, dive into the deepest river of God, and face the storms, because beyond the storm there is a God who will make better days dawn on your life.

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Written by : Ministério Veredas Do IDE

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