Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him… Hearken unto Me, My people; and give ear unto Me, O My nation: for a law shall proceed from Me, and I will make My judgment to rest for a light of the people. – Isaiah 51:2.4
Remember, ye that are cast down, that there are other voices besides those of the bittern and owl from the “waste places.” “HEARKEN TO ME.” You have listened long enough to dreary suggestions from within, to gloomy prophecies from desponding friends, to the taunts of foes, and to the horrible whisperings of Satan: now hearken to Him who promises to make the wilderness like Eden, and the desert like the garden of the Lord.
“Look unto the rock whence ye are hewn”; “Look unto Abraham your father.” Why should your eyes for ever ache over desolations? Probably you have seen as much in the wilderness as you are ever likely to see there. It does not take long to discover all the treasures and comforts of the burning sand; you have probably discovered them all by now. As for the discomforts and wants of the desert, you are perhaps as well acquainted with them as you need to be. Gaze no longer at the thirsty land and the burning sky; turn your eye where the finger of the Lord points by His word…O for the presence of the Holy Spirit, that the word may be full of the dew of heaven to refresh our souls. ~ C.H. Spurgeon