“Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion, for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.”
Isaiah will repeat this line time and time again throughout his prophetic vision, and if we get nothing else from our study together, we need to at least get this: we as believers are already inhabitants of Zion and the Holy One of Israel is presently great in our midst. Remember Paul’s words in Ephesians 2:4-6, “But God, being rich in mercy…made us alive together with Christ… and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.” Friend, maybe you’ve lost a job recently, or maybe you’ve received a bad doctor’s report, or maybe you’re bearing someone else’s burden, or maybe you just woke up this morning exhausted with life and you don’t feel like shouting for joy— rather, you feel like shouting for frustration. Remember Psalm 46:10: “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”
If you don’t have strength to sing right now, then just be silent in the Lord’s presence. Rest in Him till the light that permeates your heavenly home in Zion pours through the cracks of this earthly one.