Isaiah 59:2 Quit Blaming God

Isaiah 59:2 (KJV)
But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

This chapter provides another evidence of how few professing Christians even really believe the Bible.

Pastors get challenged all the time, at least I do, things like:

  • Why do bad things happen to good people?
  • If God is so powerful, why doesn’t he stop wars?
  • I have prayed and God does not answer. Why?

This entire chapter is taken up with the answer. Verse one says, Isaiah 59:1 (KJV)
Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:

God is absolutely capable of hearing our prayers and answering them. The problem, according to this chapter, is on our side. He is not shortened but our sins have hidden His face from us.

  • We don’t like that answer.
  • We don’t believe that answer.
  • We won’t accept that answer.

And that is our problem. Any time we will humble ourselves, surrender our will and call out to God, He is there to lift us and help us. Too often even in that, He answers and helps in a way we are not satisfied with, revealing that we never truly surrendered the rule of our lives.

He can.

We’ve stopped Him.

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Isaiah 59:2 Quit Blaming God

Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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