Ahead of Time
“Before they call I will answer; while they are yet speaking I will hear.”
Replace the word ‘they’ here with the personal pronoun ‘you,’ and reread Isaiah 65:24 as a promise from God to you today. “Before you call I will answer; while you are yet speaking I will hear.” It strikes me as I write this line even now that while I have no idea of your present struggle, or of the questions that have been keeping you up at night, or of the sufferings that are currently driving you to your knees, and while I don’t even know so much as your name or age or anything about you apart from the fact that you’re a recipient of these words, God knows it all. And He’s already gone before you, into all the unknowns, into all the specifics, into all the trials and tribulations, spanning the depths of your need before you’ve even taken the first step.
Not after. Not in the future. Not in a few days or months or years. Not even right now. But before! So friend, your problem is already solved, your prayer already answered, your need already met, and your desire already fulfilled, even if it takes your faith a while to grasp it.