A couple of days ago, I felt the Lord pointing out the following verse, from Amos 9 v11 and referred to in Acts 15 v16-17. I had read the verse in Acts that morning, and received the Amos reference from a friend in another context later in the day.
In that day I will restore
David’s fallen tent.
I will repair its broken places,
restore its ruins,
and build it as it used to be.
This is a message of hope in times of extreme shaking. The Lord says ‘I will restore’. God is not the god of hopelessness, nor is He the god of fear. Whatever our current state, He has in mind a glorious restoration. But note friends, this may not be restoration in the form we envisage. God’s restoration, much like His ways and thoughts, are not the same as ours. He will build it as it used to be, not the way we have made it.