Rescue in sight
So there is no justice among us, and we know nothing about right living. We look for light but find only darkness. We look for bright skies but walk in gloom. We grope like the blind along a wall, feeling our way like people without eyes. Even at brightest noontime, we stumble as though it were dark. Among the living, we are like the dead. We growl like hungry bears; we moan like mournful doves. We look for justice, but it never comes. We look for rescue, but it is far away from us. Isaiah 59:9-11 NLT
Driving on the road at times could be stressful and chaotic especially when you are in a traffic jam. Fortunately, you have a navigating device or GPS that directs you to an alternative route so you could avoid the traffic. In the journey of life, God’s word provides us the direction to the path He wants us to take. When we ignore God’s word, we will hit a traffic jam and will derail or delay us to the destination that God had set us to pursue. From the text, Isaiah pointed out that the people did not arrive in their destination where they should be executing justice and righteousness because they chose to follow their selfish desires. They have refused the way of truth that is why they experience the consequences. They desire to be in the light that produces joy instead they experienced gloom. Remaining in darkness led them to stumble. They were supposed to be people experiencing life, yet they remained dead within and were filled with regrets and self-pity. “We growl like hungry bears; we moan like mournful doves” (Isaiah 59:11a). If they will not make a deliberate choice forsaking the life of sinfulness, their situation becomes hopeless. “We look for rescue, but it is far away from us” (Isaiah 59:11b). The Lord will provide the rescue that will remove us from despair but we have to desire for it and receive the life He offers.