“I shall make mention of the lovingkindnesses of the Lord, the praises of The Lord, according to all that the Lord has granted us, and the great goodness toward the house of Israel, which he has granted them according to the abundance of His lovingkindnesses” (Isaiah 63:7).
Isaiah understood the pain and sorrow of exile; those experiences that steal away all things familiar and take us to a place we have never been nor imagined going. Instead of despairing and becoming disillusioned, the prophet is resolved to take another path–to speak of the abundant expressions of God’s mercies as a remembrance that it is God’s choice to include us in his unfolding purposes. Your exile experience will eventually become a post-exilic experience that far exceeds your pre-exilic existence. His future far surpasses our present.