God’s judgments are His necessary tools to bring us to desperation.
This chapter suggests that God’s judgment on nations is often calculated to bring about repentance and restoration. Author Bill Elliff applies this logic to our own culture today, pressing the questions, “Could God be bringing pain (judgment) into our lives as a way of getting our attention? Could difficult national events be divine signposts pointing us to repentance?”
Our response to pain (judgment) is crucial, and it begins with us turning to God and asking Him for help. Before we do anything else, we need to “draw a circle” around ourselves and ask God to put us in the right posture to seek Him.