We don’t serve a mean God who is always looking for an opportunity to inflict pain. Even in times of uncertainty, He gives reassurance and grace. What season is He taking you through? How are you holding up? Are you learning what He wants you to learn under the circumstances? 2 Kings ends with the destruction of Jerusalem and the carrying off of the children of God into exile (2 Kings 24:8-25:30). The period in exile came to an end and the survivors returned home and some even settled on their own property in their own towns (1 Chronicles 9:1-2).