Isaiah 54:2 English Standard Version (ESV)
2 “Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; do not hold back; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes.
In this chapter, Israel was in Babylonian captivity. They were slaves of another nation. The enemy had the surrounded. There was no place to expand or grow. They were confined, recoiling, shrinking and just holding on for dear life. As far as they knew this could be the end of their nation. Some of you may be feeling this way right now.
I'm sure some were giving up hope of a future or a turnaround. In verse 1 God compares the state of Israel in that moment to a barren woman. During this time in history to be barren was very shameful and carried a lot of disgrace. God knew the perfect example that described how they were feeling.Read More