Good morning my friend, it’s Sunday morning, a day many of us will stand in the house of the Lord.
Yes, "The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord" Lamentations 3:25-26.
When that you see around you is continual affliction and darkness; continue also to hope and quietly wait for the Lord’s salvation.
Jesus said, "For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened." Matthew 24:21-22
Today my prayer for you is those days be shortened, my that season where you see nothing but affliction even from God's wrath be shortened for you too.
Whether or not you think God is the source of that tribulation, pain and affliction - continue to hope, and quietly wait for his salvation.
God's wrath can bring anyone into deepest darkness, shutting out their light, and we all have been victims to God. When He is against you, all you feel is nothing but his heavy hand my friend. Jeremiah in Lamentations 3:4-8 says, “My flesh and my skin hath he made old; he hath broken my bones. He hath builded against me, and compassed me with gall and travail. He hath set me in dark places, as they that be dead of old. He hath hedged me about, that I cannot get out: he hath made my chain heavy. Also when I cry and shout, he shutteth out my prayer." My friend; we all have played victim of God’s anger.
But always remember, that "The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord." But hope that is seen is not hope, you wait for him, while still in despair and surrounded by violence, fatality or loss. Jehoshaphat said, "O our God, will You not judge them? For we are powerless against this great multitude which is coming against us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on You. 2 Chronicles 20:12.
Like Abraham, hope and quietly wait for his salvation. When God asked him to sacrifice Isaac, the news was heartbreaking, it’s like he led him into complete darkness, but "hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us" Romans 5:5. And all you need my friend is continue to hope in God.