May 5 – Isaiah
In April and May, we are reading through the book of the prophet Isaiah. Its major themes are judgment, comfort, and hope, applicable to Jerusalem then in the 8th century B.C. and to us now. Join our study by reading today’s scripture below and journaling about it using SOAP (click on the “What’s SOAP?” link above to learn more). Below today’s scripture is an example SOAP from our team. We love hearing from you! Please use the comment section of our website to share your SOAP, thoughts or questions on the reading, or prayer requests. Join us as we build unity and community through God’s Word!
The Servant of the Lord
“Here is my servant, whom I uphold,
Isaiah 42 | Jess Howell
God uses Isaiah to speak to His servants about how they should act — singing praises, remaining righteous and holy, and opening the eyes of the blind.
I had a sneaking suspicion that today’s reading would be uncomfortable for me. I’ve been so consumed with work, work, and more work that I feel I’ve done NOTHING for God recently. I know some will say I have, but I’m definitely not where I feel I should be (or have been before the crazy). I, as a Christian, am called to be a servant of God – “to open eyes that are blind and free captives from prison” – but how can I do any of that if I’m overwhelmed, overworked, and overstimulated by my OWN stuff?? I have to pull back the reigns on what’s separating me from God and get back to our daily mediation together.
It’s like a broken record that I play for myself this week – monotonous and drowning. But You seek me still. I’ve ignored Your calls to come closer, but You seek me still. I forget all You’ve done for me and scoff at what You could do for me tomorrow – but You seek me still. Thank You for always seeking me, even when I’m not doing the same. Amen.
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