The most glorious of prophecies come from the darkest of times. Those who remain in the will of God are promised a restoration… if we are patient and continue to do good. This is not a time for instant gratification, but for patience. The good we do will be rewarded.
We will get through this. But my prayer is that we will be stronger, and more established in the faith. For the reward for endurance is glorious.
17 “Instead of bronze I will bring gold,
And instead of iron I will bring silver,
And instead of wood, bronze,
And instead of stones, iron.
And I will make peace your administrators
And righteousness your overseers.
18 “Violence will not be heard again in your land,
Nor devastation or destruction within your borders;
But you will call your walls salvation, and your gates praise.
19 “No longer will you have the sun for light by day,
Nor for brightness will the moon give you light;
But you will have the Lord for an everlasting light,
And your God for your glory.
20 “Your sun will no longer set,
Nor will your moon wane;
For you will have the Lord for an everlasting light,
And the days of your mourning will be over.
21 “Then all your people will be righteous;
They will possess the land forever,
The branch of My planting,
The work of My hands,
That I may be glorified.
22 “The smallest one will become a clan,
And the least one a mighty nation.
I, the Lord, will hasten it in its time.”
Today was chaos, semi-controlled. But in the morning I read the word in analogue, and there was some peace. Our rulers may panic, but God will give us a peace they have not. Be not like them.