God’s people wondered why God did not seem to rescue them from their trials. They wondered if perhaps God had diminished in strength – if His hand had become shortened. Isaiah the prophet assured the Israelites that this was not the case. Pastor Jack reminds us that God’s ear is not heavy and He can hear us just fine, however it’s our iniquities that have separated us from God. Sin has separated us from God. This explains why God’s people no longer felt the face of the Lord shining on them. It was the sins of God’s people, not the inability of God to hear, or His lack of interest in hearing. God desires that we are reconciled to Him through the confessing of our sins. He is more than able to hear our prayers and forgive.