"But now many nations are gathered against you . . . . But they do not know the thoughts of the
Israel was about to be driven into exile. Enemy nations believed they had the upper hand and were in control of events. They did not know that their ascendancy over Israel was being incorporated into a larger plan than theirs. God is greater than our personal misfortunes; greater than forces of international politics. To know God is to know that nothing purposeless ever happens. God is in control.