“For thus saith the Lord GOD; ‘How much more when I send My four sore judgments upon Jerusalem, the sword, and the famine, and the noisome beast, and the pestilence, to cut off from it man and beast? Yet, behold, therein shall be left a remnant that shall be brought forth, both sons and daughters: behold, they shall come forth unto you, and ye shall see their way and their doings: and ye shall be comforted concerning the evil that I have brought upon Jerusalem, even concerning all that I have brought upon it. And they shall comfort you, when ye see their ways and their doings: and ye shall know that I have not done without cause all that I have done in it,’ saith the Lord GOD.” Ezekiel 14:21-23 (KJV)
The judgments of God on His people are never done for an unnecessary purpose, but to correct our direction, or to set our minds to thinking correctly.
Those judgments are the disciplinary actions of a loving, caring Father who wants what is best for His children.
A New Testament passage of Scripture to consider:
“If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons.” Hebrews 12:7-8 (NKJV)
Be sure you are on the loving, caring, side of GOD. You can be there by trusting Him for the precious gift of His Son’s death on the cross as payment for your sins, His burial, and His bodily resurrection.