Just when we think all is lost, the Lord reminds us that He is in control beyond what we can comprehend!
In the days of Zechariah, things seemed bad. Hopeless. Completely out of control.
Religious people practiced out of duty rather than any love for God.
The government was oppressive and corrupt with no end in sight.
Neighbor hated neighbor and loved their own way.
The people of God were scattered and suppressed.
BUT GOD spoke to and through those who remained faithful and promised He had a lot to come!
“I will return” 8:3
“I will save” 8:8
“Be strong” 8:9
“Don’t be afraid” 8:13
“Love truth and peace” 8:19
And chapter 8 ends with a “hey, do this so that others will notice a difference in how you live and desire to go with you.” - my very loose paraphrase! 8:23
Relatable? Oh yes!
Encouraging? YES and thank you, Lord!
The troubles of life were not new to the Lord in 500bc or 2020ad, and what’s on the the horizon is not a mystery to Him.
It may seem impossible to us but - HOLD ON friends! - The Lord of ALL has declared that nothing is impossible for Him! Hold onto Him and get ready!
Hallelujah for what’s to come!
Get excited, trust Him and stand strong!