"The days are coming," declares the LORD, "when I will plant the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the offspring of men and of animals. Just as I watched over them to uproot and tear down, and to overthrow, destroy and bring disaster, so I will watch over them to build and to plant," declares the LORD. (Jeremiah 31:27, 28)
Israel and Judah lay desolate because of the massive invasions by Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon. Both men and animals suffered the devastations wrought by this Gentile king. And God says he was watching over this destruction. He had decided to uproot, tear and overthrow his own people because of their rebellion. Yet, he promised them that as he watched over them to uproot and tear down, and to overthrow, destroy and bring disaster, so he will also watch over them to build and to plant when their time of punishment was over. He said he was going to plant the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the offspring of men and of animals.
Are you suffering the Lord's wrath for the sins and rebellion in your life? Perhaps you have repented and still are suffering and you ask why? Hang in there friend. Very soon the Lord's appointed time for release from your punishment will come.
He will build you up again. He will restore you what you lost in the period of your punishment.
He has this to say to you:
"For a brief moment I abandoned you, but with deep compassion I will bring you back.
In a surge of anger I hid my face from you for a moment, but with everlasting kindness I will have compassion on you,".(Isaiah 54:7,8)
The Lord will build you up. The Lord will restore to you what you lost. The Lord will shower his great blessings once again on your life. So, Praise the Lord.