OUR FATHER WHOSE GREAT POWER OVERSHADOWS THE WORK OF THE OPPRESSOR
Isaiah chapter 51 verse 13 compares the limitations of men in verse 12 with the overwhelming power of God.
The verse asks, is the feeble power of men so intimidating;
that you forget the Lord your Maker, who stretches out the heavens and who lays the foundations of the earth, that you live in constant terror every day because of the wrath of the oppressor, who is bent on destruction?
For where is the wrath of the oppressor?
When faced with the present and overt power of our human oppressors, who are but grass after all as verse 12 says, our perception of the Lord's power is sometimes skewed and we forget that everything that exists came from Him.
The vastness of space and the structures of mass and gravity are His handiwork.
We understand that the Lord is great in power but still we live in fear of what mere men can do to us if they turn against us.
Isaiah chapter 51 verses 14 -15 assures us that the prisons of men cannot hold us nor can their restrictions cause us to lack bread.
The cowering prisoners will soon be set free; they will not die in their dungeon, nor will they lack bread. For I am the Lord your God, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar—the Lord Almighty is his name.