It’s so funny how one week everything seems fine. We’re growing spiritually, we feel like we’re getting closer to God. But then the very next week, it all comes crashing down. Last week I shared how excited I was about studying Isaiah. But as soon as I started preparing for the second part of Isaiah 30, I thought, “Man, I don’t want to study Isaiah anymore!” Then I began to wonder, “Why is it our natural habit to want to go back to Egypt? Why do we always seem to go back to our old sinful ways, rather than trusting and waiting on God?” But then I realized, even though we do this, God’s love is so amazing. Even though we fall back into our sins time and time again (18), God is still gracious enough to wait on us.
And what’s even more amazing, is how God responds to us when finally do repent and come back to him. God doesn’t say, “You know? I’m sick and tired of this pal. You’re too late my friend. You had your chance.” But rather, the last part of verse 19 says that God’s grace is so abounding that as soon as we “cry for help”, God hears and answers us. And how does God answer? He answers with three beautiful promises; He promises he will give us spiritual regeneration, he will give us physical blessings, and finally he will defeat all our enemies.