It is easy to believe that God has forgotten us. When we go through great difficulties and trials the temptation is to believe that we are forsaken and forgotten by God. Israel would be susceptible to this belief as well. They have been invaded by the Babylonian Empire, taken off the land, and sent into slavery. Does God no longer care? Has God forgotten us? Even though the judgment of the Lord is just because of our sinfulness, has God neglected his people? Notice Isaiah 49:14, “But Zion said, ‘The Lord has forsaken me, my Lord has forgotten me.'” So has God forgotten or forsaken his people? This is the question that Isaiah answers in the rest of Isaiah 49.
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