There are no capricious acts with God. God, and no one else, is the undoing of Israel. He may use Assyria as His agent to chastise the people of Judah for their wrongdoing, but judgment is never God’s last move. When God judges—when God punishes—He does so for a reason. His judgment is always measured, finite, and based on His covenant loyalty. God takes no delight in His people’s suffering; but sometimes, tragically, it is necessary. Willful ignorance and blatant disregard for God and others cannot be ignored. In the end, God’s purpose is to repair a world deeply injured by sin and its consequences. So His next move is to rescue and restore His covenant partners.
Reconciliation and grace always follow destruction.
At that time Ephraim will no longer envy Judah,those who afflict Judah will be brought down,For those groups who had been at odds with each other—envy and hostility will end. ~Isaiah 11:12-13 The VOICE
What a beautiful promise!
Hold on! Reconciliation and Grace is coming. Envy and Hostility will end.
~XXOO Michelle Bollom
Found this amazing guote from the movie The Hunger Games- Mockingjay.
“WHAT I NEED IS THE DANDELION IN THE SPRING. THE BRIGHT YELLOW THAT MEANS REBIRTH INSTEAD OF DESTRUCTION. THE PROMISE THAT LIFE CAN GO ON, NO MATTER HOW BAD OUR LOSSES. THAT IT CAN BE GOOD AGAIN.” ~ Katniss Everdeen – Mockingjay