"Therefore thus saith the Lord; I am returned to Jerusalem with mercies: my house shall be built in it, saith the Lord of hosts, and a line shall be stretched forth upon Jerusalem." Zechariah 1:16
IN JESUS TODAY!
Jesus to the rescue! Jesus is full of love and full of power! Maybe for a time there has been a light affliction and for a time the heathen that are at ease has seemed to prosper and prevail against us, but because they have helped to forward the affliction, God has returned to us with mercy. Jesus knowing that we can only bear so much will not allow us to be consumed with depression, oppression, and afflictions. He is a God that is full of mercy, he may use some afflictions to train us, and some to chasten us, but because he is jealous for us, he will never allow the enemy to destroy us!
On the contrary, God is determined to spread his cities, as it is written, "Cry yet saying, Thus saith the Lord of hosts; My cities through prosperity shall yet be spread abroad; and the Lord shall yet comfort Zion, and shall yet choose Jerusalem." Zechariah 1:17 God will rise up and begin to deal out to our enemies a bit of their own medicine in a much more harsh measure. They will soon be scattered.
"Fret not thyself because of evil doers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. Trust in the Lord and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed." Psalm 37:1-3 God is jealous for us and will rise to defend!