Sing, O barren, you who have not borne! Break forth into singing,… For more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married woman… ~ Isaiah 54:1
It takes real faith and sacrifice to sing when things are not adding up and you are not seeing fruits from your labor. It seems almost unfair to tell someone who is experiencing a drought to rejoice, because the person doesn’t have any reason to be joyful. However, God who knows the end from the beginning gave the directive for the barren to rejoice in this passage because He knows their time of barrenness is over.
If you go back a chapter to Isaiah 53, you will notice how Jesus suffered unto death and obtained victory just for our sake. So Isaiah 54 is like a continuation of Isaiah 53 meaning – Jesus’ sacrifice earned us the right to become exceedingly great and double in fortunes just in a little while. This means everything that has eluded you in life will come back to you in good measure, pressed down, shaken together and in overflowing measures.
So, you don’t have to feel bad that you don’t have a place of your own yet, or that money hasn’t come into your hands the way it has entered the hands of your friends and contemporaries, or that you are alone, childless or even without a job.
According to our text, you can have ‘MORE’ and overtake those who already have these things. Your only duty is to keep SINGING, for God who promised cannot fail. Hallelujah!
Have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!
Isaiah 61:3-7 and Psalm 69:17.
* Think about the things that have eluded you over the years, and pray to receive them now in overflowing measures.
* Stand against any opposition that will want to stop you from receiving your overflow; and thank God for bringing it to pass speedily.