Isaiah 52: Feeling Our Pain
I know that God is love, and I know that His understanding is infinite. However, I have to imagine He has a very difficult job. In Isaiah 52, we hear about the people of God being in captivity, and God hears all of their complaints.
Isa 52:5 Now therefore, what have I here, saith the LORD, that my people is taken away for nought? they that rule over them make them to howl, saith the LORD; and my name continually every day is blasphemed.
Isa 52:6 Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know in that day that I am he that doth speak: behold, it is I.
God certainly understood that it was not easy for the people of Israel to be in captivity. He heard the people who were upset, and He heard even blasphemy.
However, all of that being said, God had a plan to deliver them. Despite all of these things that were going on, God would bring the people of Israel out of captivity, and they would know that He was God.
I think that we can get tripped up in this sometimes. We are in a difficult time for whatever reason, and all of a sudden we blame God, and we pretty much decide that we are going to move beyond Him. That is pretty much where Israel was at many times in their history. They started to follow other people or other gods.
I hope that that doesn’t happen to us. It is no secret that we can run into difficult times, but that does not mean that God doesn’t care, and it doesn’t mean that God has abandoned us. He hears us, and when we are in these times, we might not understand, but there is a plan that will be done.