Bible Text: Isaiah 42:18-43:7 | The Israelites had failed yet again, and God’s judgement had come down in the form of the Babylonian empire scattering them far and wide. Surely that was the end. God would finally draw the boundary line on what He would tolerate. But what’s this, now He says “fear not”? “I will be with you”? How is it that God sticks with His sinful, scattered, lost, and unable people? It’s as if He can’t let go and won’t let go. That’s good news for all of us.