Isaiah 51: 14-16.
14 The captive exile hasteneth that he may be loosed, and that he should not die in the pit, nor that his bread should fail.
15 But I am the Lord thy God, that divided the sea, whose waves roared: The Lord of Hosts is His name.
16 And I have put My words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of Mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art My people.
v. 14: The captive prisoner despairs of dying in prison; hopes daily to be freed; wonders if he will starve. God will deliver His people from all captivity forever more!
V. 15: God again reminds Israel that He has always been their God, the One Who divided the waters so they could pass across the sea on dry ground. He created the sea, after all; He could certainly make it do His bidding.
V. 16: Speaking of the blessings of the Millennium. God has turned the hearts of His people back to Himself. They are full of His words, and He is fulfilling His promise to a new heaven and a new earth, and reclaiming His people Israel.
As I pondered these verses this morning, I could only say in my heart, “God, please, let it be today! Take us out of this mess, where the ungodly are raised up for praise and the godly are scorned. We’re upside down and inside out, Lord. I’m ready. I want to go home to heaven.”
Of course, I’m speaking in my prayer of the Rapture, not the new heaven and new earth that God has promised. I have to take comfort, though, that He has promised to walk beside me through whatever may come.