Isaiah 62: Not Forsaken
Isaiah 62 is highly prophetic as well, and we seem to be talking about the eventual future where there will be much better times for Jerusalem.
Isa 62:11 Behold, the LORD hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.
Isa 62:12 And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.
Again, this seems to be very Messianic on some level. Salvation is coming in the person of Jesus Christ. He certainly brought the reward with Him; He paid the price for the sins of all humanity and rose again to conquer death once and for all.
These people, the daughters of Zion, are going to be called the redeemed of God, and most importantly, a city not forsaken.
I call that one to your attention because how often do we hear people asking where God is. People ask where God is in times of difficulty, and it seems as if the failure of God to answer questions in the way that people want Him to is the immediate proof of His nonexistence. “What, has God forgotten you?”
I think that we see the truth here. God did not abandon the people of Jerusalem. Similarly, God has not forsaken His people who follow Jesus Christ. He has not dropped us on planet and abandoned us amidst the pain and suffering. Rather, we serve a God who is our comfort in difficult times and our shelter in the storm. Rather than abandoning us, Jesus Christ came to earth and suffered in the form of a human. He can identify with us as He was both fully human and fully God.
It is important to consider that God does not abandon people. He might allow things to happen that we don’t understand, and to be quite frank, there are things that happen that we might not ever understand. However, that doesn’t immediately disqualify God from existence whatsoever. We cannot expect to be able to comprehend the infinite God within our finite minds.