The Lord is revealing his plan to his people, and the news is his. God is the author of the redemption of his people and has a plan in your circumstance. Raise your hope to the one who adopted you before he made the world to be his child. The Lord loves you!
Our Redeemer—the Lord Almighty is his name— is the Holy One of Israel. “Sit in silence, go into darkness, queen city of the Babylonians; no more will you be called queen of kingdoms.”
“Listen to me, Jacob, Israel, whom I have called: I am he; I am the first and I am the last. My own hand laid the foundations of the earth, and my right hand spread out the heavens; when I summon them, they all stand up together. “Come together, all of you, and listen: Which of the idols has foretold these things? The Lord ʼs chosen ally will carry out his purpose against Babylon; his arm will be against the Babylonians.”
Isaiah 47:4-5, 48:12-14
Which of the idols has foretold this outcome? Which one has revealed what God would do with Babylon? None. Not one. The Lord is revealing his plan to his people, and the news is his. God is the author of the redemption of his people and the news of salvation will not come from man-made idols.
The reality here is that even if we think God is sleeping, he is not. The Lord is numbering the days of the wicked. He may allow their rise to power and even use them in his own will to accomplish his plan, yet he also has their demise planned.
Babylon rose and fell. God remained the same.
The sovereignty of God is not as straight forward as we would like, yet we can see in the story of Israel’s captivity and restoration that it is sure. God will not be mocked. He will not bow to another. There is none other than the Lord.
Have you forgotten the Lord or counted him out in your circumstance? Do you see any hope in your situation or do you feel entirely left alone to suffer in silence? Remember the Lord because he remembers you. 1Peter 5:10 tells us that sometimes our restoration comes after we suffer for a while. Don’t mistake your waiting for God’s abandonment.
Raise your hope in the one who restored his people to Jerusalem. Raise your hope to the one who sent his son to be the saviour of the world. Raise your hope to the one who adopted you before he made the world to be his child…