What do we do when we’re in a rut? When we’re stuck, confused, and the walls are closing in? The prophet Isaiah speaks to a people who are in such a rut, struggling with the calamity of the Exile and wondering how to respond. Remarkably, we find that simply trying to climb out of the rut is not God’s answer…and instead, often makes things worse. Instead, our Lord offers us the mysterious and paradoxical power of powerlessness.