Apr 4, 2019
There is no situation so bad or circumstance so hopeless that God is not able to step in and bring help and rescue. His power is never limited or His strength insufficient to handle whatever it is we are facing. And yet, how easy it is to look at our circumstances and draw the conclusion that God is either too weak or too busy to deal with our problem. But sometimes our suffering is due to our own sin. Our poor choices end up bringing the discipline of God and then we try to make Him responsible for our situation. And in the first three verses of Isaiah 50, that is exactly what we see the people of Judah doing. Unhappy with their lot in life, they try to blame God for their less-than-satisfactory situation. They attempt to hold Him responsible for the sorry state in which they find themselves, but God will not allow them to pass the buck. While He would be the one responsible for sending the Babylonians, it would be because of the sins of the people of Judah. Their circumstances were not to be seen as proof of God’s weakness or as evidence of His lack of love for them. It was all a reflection of His holiness and His hatred for sin. He had the power to deliver, but He also had the responsibility to discipline those whom He loves.