Apr 8, 2019
We like to think of God as being in control of all things. But the problem is, we don’t really believe that it’s true. As we look at all that is going on in the world, it is so easy to conclude that God is not in control. In fact, things appear to be spiraling out of control. Even within the context of our own personal affairs, we can begin to feel like God has somehow vacated the premises or somehow lost His grip on the reigns of our life. That’s exactly how the people of Judah must have felt as they assessed their situation and attempted to figure out where God was in all that was going on around them. But in Isaiah 52:1-15, God is going to assure His people that He rules and reigns, in spite of all that their circumstances may say to the contrary. He wasn’t asleep. He hadn’t been distracted. And their difficult situation was not a sign that He didn’t care. He was simply sticking to His divine plan and keeping to the timeline He had established before the foundation of the world. God wasn’t in a panic and He was in no rush. The times were difficult, but the message was simple: Your God reigns.