6Wail, for the day of the Lord is near; it will come like destruction from the Almighty! 7Therefore all hands will be feeble, and every human heart will melt, 8and they will be dismayed. Pangs and agony will seize them; they will be in anguish like a woman in labor. They will look aghast at one another; their faces will be aflame. 9See, the day of the Lord comes, cruel, with wrath and fierce anger, to make the earth a desolation, and to destroy its sinners from it. 10For the stars of the heavens and their constellations will not give their light; the sun will be dark at its rising, and the moon will not shed its light. (Isaiah 13:6-10, NRSV)
The day of the Lord is not going to be a pleasant day. There will be judgment and no one will be comforted until it is over.
Hands will be feeble and unable to do anything and hearts will melt, not like a good melt, like my heart melts every time I see you. A bad melt like the opening of the Ark of the Covenant on Raiders of the Lost Ark kind of melt…
It is not a day we want to happen, but we need to know that we will make it through because we are covered by the blood of the lamb. We are set apart and will endure. Doesn’t mean there won’t be judgment or anguish, but we will survive.
So help others know the love God has for them so that they might be set apart with us.