Isaiah 54:4-8 (NKJV) 4 “Do not fear, for you will not be ashamed; Neither be disgraced, for you will not be put to shame; For you will forget the shame of your youth, And will not remember the reproach of your widowhood anymore. 5 For your Maker is your husband, The Lord of hosts is His name; And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel; He is called the God of the whole earth. 6 For the Lord has called you Like a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, Like a youthful wife when you were refused,” Says your God. 7 “For a mere moment I have forsaken you, But with great mercies I will gather you. 8 With a little wrath I hid My face from you for a moment; But with everlasting kindness I will have mercy on you,” Says the Lord, your Redeemer.

The faithful remnant of God will belong to Him as His redeemed. But currently, Israel is likened to a wife that has been unfaithful and was divorced for adultery. This is the status of Israel today. God is silent about Israel, but He has not totally left them. On that day, God will gather them together as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings. God will bring Israel back into fellowship with Himself. The Tribulation expresses God’s momentary wrath. And the deliverance will demonstrate God’s great compassion and everlasting mercies and grace. Then the faithful remnant of Israel will look back at the terrible days of the Tribulation, and praise God for His everlasting kindness. When we enter into the Kingdom of God, we too will look back at all of the pain and suffering we went through in this life, and we will thank God for His mercies. Here in this life, it seems that we have a lot of trouble. Life seems so hard. But consider the glory that awaits us in heaven. “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal” (2 Corinthians 4:17-18 NKJV). The trouble that we go through is temporary, while the glory that awaits us is eternal. My friends, we need to get our eyes focused on the things that are eternal rather than focusing on the things that are temporal. We need to keep our eyes on Jesus. “Look full in His wonderful face. And the things of earth will grow strangely dim. In light of His glory and grace.”

God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.