“And the coast shall be for the remnant of the house of Judah; they shall feed thereupon: in the houses of Ashkelon shall they lie down in the evening: for the LORD their God shall visit them, and turn away their captivity.”
Night hours haven’t changed ever since the world began. But it seems to be longer when one goes through pain, sorrow, bereavement, or lack. At such times, life seems meaningless, despair sets in, and some people have even done the unthinkable—suicide—which is no solution, at all.
Like in the case of Job, some friends or relations stay by us at such times, to the best of their abilities. But they are often helpless, and so cannot help us out of our predicaments. Worst still, they try to figure out what could be the cause of our trials (with human reasoning), and with a slight aspersion, they point accusing fingers. That’s what humans do, commonly.
But there’s a God who hasn’t relinquished His power, mercy, love, and compassion to another. His visitation is superb. It leaves no room for the enemies eavesdropping. God’s visitation wipes tears away. God’s visitation leaves the antagonists in disarray. His visitation will, undoubtedly, end your long night of toil, sorrow, trouble, and waiting, regardless of how long you’ve waited.
Thought for the day: The Lord will visit you; He won’t be late.
Further study: Job 42:1–10.