If you want to read a triumphant tale, read Isaiah 29.
It starts out pretty depressing... Woe to David’s city, woe to it’s inhabitants!
Workers of iniquity, blind eyes, thirsting lips, empty souls...
Her enemies, many. Her walls, rubble.
Her prophets, deaf and dumb... Their prophecies, null.
Heads spinning, feet staggering, and hearts far away...
But then comes verse 17.
And it’s as if the prophet lifts his eyes from the here and now, and sees the gleams of a golden morning.
The deaf will hear, the blind will see...
And the darkness? Gone... gone!
Oh, dear child of the Highest... Lift up your eyes.
Behold the morning!
There’s always one coming, you know. It matters not how dark and cold the night. No night has ever been so dark that morning could not come. And no morning has ever been delayed even a second past its appointed time.
We just need to see through darkness.
And want more good news?
The night is always followed by the morning... But the morning will not always be followed by night.