Monday Discipleship Challenge #9: Abandoned by God?

Isaiah 49:14-16

But Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me, And the Lord has forgotten me.” “Can a woman forget her nursing child, And have no compassion on the child of her womb? Even these may forget, but I will not forget you. Behold I have inscribed you on the palms of my hands; Your walls are continually before me.”

Have you ever felt abandoned by God? Your prayers for help, solace, or wisdom falling on deaf ears?

The Babylonian exile was not a pretty season in Israel’s story with God.
Israel’s God lost this battle. …or so it might seem.
Israel’s God had given up on them. …the evidence seemed to suggest.

Then comes this prophetic voice with a bigger understanding of this bleak situation.
A bigger understanding of the silent, missing God.

It comes in the form of one of the most poignant rhetorical questions ever posed:
“Can a woman forget her nursing child, and have no compassion on the child of her womb?”

No further commentary needed. What do you think?

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