Though he had torn the Israelites away from their land, God kept his promise to restore them as a nation and rebuild their temple. Much to everyone’s surprise, God compelled a pagan ruler to fulfill his divine design to build his temple.
It may seem that your life is in tatters—all you see is ruins where you once saw progress. You may feel discouraged, but don’t give up. God is a builder, and a very creative one at that. Against all odds, he will use kings or commoners to restore your life to his intended design.