Isaiah 55 contains a couple truths that are important for us to try and comprehend. Isaiah tells us to “seek God while He’s here to be found, pray to Him while He’s close at hand”. We need to seek God and build our relationship with Him. We have been given the privilege of knowing God intimately and having a deep relationship with Him. It is a gift we should not ignore nor fail to take advantage of. Scripture in another place tells us if we “seek Him, we will find Him, if we seek with all our heart”. Have you ever thought about just how amazing it is that the Creator of the universe wants a personal relationship with you and me. In fact, that is one of the reasons we were created – to have fellowship with the Father. Isaiah gives us a tip as to how we should interact with God. He tells us to “pay attention, come close now, listen carefully to my life-giving, life-nourishing words”. Can you imagine listening to God? Sitting up on the edge of the chair, leaning in to hear Him give us truth and words that are life changing. That is the reality of scripture. It is God’s word for us. And we need to pay attention and listen and heed. It truly is life giving and life changing if we obey and follow it.
But one of the challenges of God’s Word is that it doesn’t always seem to make sense to us. God’s will sometimes doesn’t either. Isaiah gives us the reason why: “I don’t think the way you think. The way you work isn’t the way I work”. God sees things from a different view than we do. He is not limited by our small view of life and world we live in. He sees the past, present and future completely. Sometimes, maybe often in fact, it doesn’t make sense to us when we are going through it. Life can be confusing and the things that happen can seem to make no sense when in the middle of it. But God sees clearly and knows what is best for us. He has a perfect plan created just for each of us, and we need to be focused on listening and following His direction so we experience as much of that as we can. God doesn’t think like us – He thinks in eternal terms. He sees the entire picture of life and knows what is truly best for us. We have to trust Him and just walk in obedience to His leading. We likely will never understand all that happens, but we can rest in assurance that He is in control and wants us to experience life in abundance!