OUR FATHER WHO RESTORES TO HIS PEOPLE WHAT THEY HAVE LOST AND MORE
The exquisite Isaiah chapter 49 says this in verse 19;
“Though you were ruined and made desolate and your land laid waste, now you will be too small for your people, and those who devoured you will be far away.
This thrilling promise by the Lord comes as part of the restoration that the Lord will do for His people in this iconic chapter.
During the intense turmoil that God's people undergo, they say, “The Lord has forsaken me, the Lord has forgotten me.”
But the Lord assures them that He cannot forget them because, as He says in verse 16, He has engraved them on the palms on His hands.
He tells them that when they find themselves in ruins, the day of the Lord's favor will arrive and their fortunes will change. The people of God will go from desolation to bursting at the seams with people and from being engulfed by oppressors to their oppressors being cast far away.
The Lord will restore to His people what they have lost and more.