“God heals the wounds of the inflected by his blow. ” Is. 30:25
People must be humbled. God must be lifted up. God must punish but even more so God wants to bless. He patiently waits until he can bless even though he is bound to punish sin first. God is amazing.
Trying to contemplate this type of love – this type of patience….is impossible, it is beyond comprehension.
By human standards, it is not even possible to muster up enough both love and justice to punish those we love and then come in with grace and mercy, the way that God does.