I read that this morning and thought, Thank you God for not asking me to go naked and barefoot for 3 years (or at al). Wow. What do you think went through Isaiah's mind?
I read that though and wondered, is my life a sign to someone? Is the stuff that I am dealing with a sign for others? Maybe. If we think the stuff we are dealing with is pointless, we are wrong. God allows things into our lives for a purpose. Maybe that purpose isn't even for us but for others who are looking on.
Then I flipped my Bible over to Zechariah and two verses hit me. Maybe they will speak to you too:
"Rejoice great . . . Shout in triumph . . . Behold, your King is coming to you; He is just and endowed with salvation, Humble, and mounted on a donkey Even on a colt, the foal of a donkey." Zechariah 9:9
"Return to the stronghold, O prisoners who have hope; This very day I am declaring that I will restore double to you."
Just hold on. Hold on a little longer.