No One to Intervene

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As I prepared to speak at a meeting one day last week, I thought to myself, I don’t know how they’ll accept or like my message. There may be a few facts of my testimony that are hard to fathom. Fear of rejection and failure tried to splash over me in waves.

Then I read this scripture, Is. 59:15-16 The Lord looked and there was no justice. He saw that there was no one, he was appalled that there was no one to intervene, so his own arm worked salvation for him, and his own righteousness sustained him.

The passage went on to explain that God would take vengeance on his enemies, and men will fear the name of the Lord. And he will redeem all those who repent of their sins.

The Isaiah 59 passage came alive to me because I thought here I am thinking about how my message will be received. I planned to tell about humbling experiences, expose sin, wrong attitudes, and how God directed me to change. I felt God saying through this passage–I don’t have anyone who will help get my message out, bring about change and repentance, have a Godly fear and reverence for Me.

I thought about the Lord who with a firm word was calling me to action. It was exactly what I needed. This is not about how my message will be received. He was asking me to be a mouth to speak his words, be a willing vessel, testify for him what he’s done in my life. I needed to take courage and speak it out so he doesn’t have to do it himself or with someone else who is willing. And here is the promise he gives for carrying out his message:

My Spirit, who is on you, and my words I have put in your mouth will not depart from your mouth or from the mouths of your descendants from this time forever. (Is. 59:21)

What an awesome promise! I’ll do it! How about you?

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2 Responses to No One to Intervene

  1. Lisa Ramsey says:

    Holly I love this post. When I first began ministering, and bringing the Word to people who needed it, I would fret and think, wow that was clumsy, or you should have used that other scripture, or you shouldn’t have told that particular story etc. Especially when someone would react negatively or it didn’t seem like I had shared the right Word with the right person.

    I’m over it and I’m over myself.

    It’s not my prose or prowess that is reaching people. It’s the awesomeness of God that reaches people. I just have to show up with a willingness to be used. God knows what they need so He puts the words in my mouth, when and where it’s needed. Sometimes they are strange words LOL but I have learned to trust Him.

    He loves His lambs and He will show me how to feed them, and the Word says that when I do, I am showing God that I love Him–John 21:15-17

    • Holly Smith says:

      Beautiful reply Lisa. Thanks so much for that. It’s not about us and the enemy will try that every time but we have to risk how we “look” or come across for Him and as you said He puts the words in our mouths. Always needing to trust, aren’t we and we are used to going by a script. :) I am anyway-you said it best-I’m over myself! I love it-I’ll always remember that when I get attacked this way again.

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