The Lord is asking us to pay attention and to listen carefully to His words at this time.
“I am raising up a people who will stand for righteousness, who live for purity and for my truth alone. To do this, I have had to strip you of your complacency, your security in the world, your love of money and idolatry. Do not be dismayed at this shaking and stripping off of things from your life. Instead, rejoice! Rejoice because I am preparing you for what is to come. I need my people strong, full of hope and filled with resilience.
You will see my justice come on the earth, and because you have let me do this purifying in your life, you will live in peace, confidence and security in an undisturbed place of rest. Even when the rest of the world looks like it’s falling apart, oh how blessed you will be because I have prepared you!”
Isaiah 32:9 NIV
You women who are so complacent,
rise up and listen to me;
you daughters who feel secure,
hear what I have to say!
Romans 5:4-5 TPT
And patient endurance will refine our character, and proven character leads us back to hope. And this hope is not a disappointing fantasy, because we can now experience the endless love of God cascading into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who lives in us!