When we need help, where do we go? Do we get on the phone and call everyone we can think of? There is nothing wrong with making some phone calls to people who may be able to help. But, people are limited. There is only so much a human being can do.
The people of Israel had been threatened by a foreign nation but instead of turning to God for help they turned to the king of Egypt. God speaks through Isaiah and says to Israel, “Only in returning to me and resting in me will you be saved. In quietness and confidence is your strength. But you would have none of it” (Isa. 30:15).
Think about that verse; “only in returning to me and RESTING in me will you be saved.” God is telling Israel they don’t need to ask for the help of a foreign nation; they can trust God. “…In quietness and confidence is your strength…”.
Today, who are you trusting? Is it your friends? Your family? Your bank account? God tells us the same thing He told Israel: That we should trust Him.
Thursday I flew to Louisiana for my Uncle’s funeral. As our plane took off, we rose above the clouds (see picture above). God made the clouds. God made the rain that fell from the clouds. If God can create rain and strong wind and clouds, He can handle our problems. We should trust Him.