Perhaps your challenges and anxieties and problems and the people around you today are making you feel like Steven Wright: “I was in the very first submarine. Instead of a periscope, they had a kaleidoscope: ‘We’re surrounded.'”
When you’re feeling overwhelmed and feel like there’s no escape or hope…when you’re feeling ‘surrounded,’ know that YOU ARE.
…because GOD is surrounding you.
The Lord has comforted His people. He has redeemed Jerusalem. The Lord has demonstrated His holy power before the eyes of all the nations. All the ends of the earth will see the victory of our God. Get out! Get out and leave your captivity, where everything you touch is unclean. Get out of there and purify yourselves, you who carry home the sacred objects of the Lord. You will not leave in a hurry, running for your lives. For the Lord will go ahead of you; yes, the God of Israel will protect you from behind.