These daily online studies are adapted from our Quiet Time Bible Guide. The studies go through the Old and New Testaments in just over two years. The approach taken by our quiet time Bible studies does not include answers. The goal of the study is to help you dig into Scripture for yourself. You can go deeper using a commentary, Bible background guide or Bible handbook.
For more context before you begin studying, read this introduction to the book of Isaiah.
When Jerusalem was destroyed, some people contemptuously nicknamed her "Zion for whom no one cares" (Jer 30:17). She was utterly despised and alone. But God is the only one who can delete the indelible and heal the incurable. In this chapter we see his healing and restorative work through his servant. The healing depicted here is as long as time and as wide as the created world, and we can have a part in it as well.
Think of a time you felt like an outcast. Who or what brought you comfort?
Pray for the poor, the broken-hearted and prisoners.