It seems to me from reading my Bible for well over half a century now, God does His best work when things are at their worst. Whether a nation, church, family or individual, our Sovereign God likes to wait until “all hope is taken away.” Then He sends one lone man or woman in the midst of the worse of things to say, “Be of good cheer, for I believe God that it shall be even as it was told me,” (that is, that everything will be all right).
Whether it be Israel’s long Egyptian bondage; a dying church taking its last breath as in Revelation; a family in the midst of chaotic world conditions as Noah’s; or possibly, a would-be suicide, like the jailer, you can depend on God coming through at the last minute! When the world, the flesh, and the devil have done their worst, you can look for God to do His best! Remember, at the end of the Dark Ages “The Sun of righteousness [arose] with healing in his wings.”
And so it will be with us, my dear ones, after the darkness is past then cometh the light!