During last year I found myself pondering the writings of the prophets: How did they keep trusting God in the light of strong opposition and even exile? When everything in their observable world seemed hopeless, how did they keep holding on to God’s promises? Although written so long ago, their words and their lives are such an encouragement as we think about persevering in prayer for our broken world.
Isaiah writes, “in repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength… the Lord longs to be gracious to you; He rises to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him!” (Isaiah 30:15,18)
May we each experience the blessing of God as we pray and trust and wait.