Because You Are Called an Outcast
But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds, declares the Lord, because you are called an outcast, Zion for whom no one cares (Jeremiah 30:17 NIV).
God punishes sin. When His children do not repent of their sins, God sends judgment. But when God acts thus He always does so in love. His purpose in doing so is not to destroy but to make His children change their ways and actions. Sometimes when God judges His children others mock at their plight. But God does not forget His children in their moment of punishment and shame though their close friends might have forsaken them. God disciplines with a purpose and He never forgets to show mercy to His children!
Are you now finding yourself under God’s judgment? Are you crying out now thinking that all is lost and there is no remedy for your situation? Before you succumb to a spirit of despair, think of God’s mercy. It is always available to you. You need only acknowledge your sin and the fact that God is willing to help you.
When you thus acknowledge God, He will heal the wounds that have plagued your mind and restore you to health. Do you know God’s reason for doing so? It is simply because “you are called an outcast” “for whom no one cares.” Though you have been punished for your sins God is ever conscious that you are His child. And when people start to mock saying that you have been rejected by God, He doesn’t just look on doing nothing. He will restore you. He will tell the world that you are His very own. God will yet create something beautiful out of your scarred and marred appearance. It will bear the stamp of His love, care and concern for your good.