“Be broken, you peoples, and be shattered; give ear, all you far countries; strap on your armor and be shattered; strap on your armor and be shattered. Take counsel together, but it will come to nothing; speak a word, but it will not stand, for God is with us.” Isaiah 8:9-10
What a powerful statement. This prophet is declaring to any who may rise against them that their counsel will come to nothing. Their words will not stand. They will be broken and shattered. Not because this nation is strong with weapons and horses and manpower. Not because they have allies and the chances appear to lean in their favor. No, the basis behind this declaration has a deeper root: “for God is with us.”
What this means for us is that we aren’t limited by probabilities and chance. We trust in God. He is with us. He is for us. Therefore nothing can stand against His purposes in our lives. When He calls us to something, however difficult or risky it may seem, we can trust that He will accomplish everything that He has planned. We need not fear any enemy or obstacle, because our God is greater. He is stronger and much more powerful. His words, His purposes, His promises stand, and nothing can break that.