“This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says:
‘In repentance and rest is your salvation
in quietness and trust is your strength,
but you would have none of it.
You said, “No, we will will on horses.”
Therefore you will flee!…’
Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you;
he rises to show you compassion.
For the LORD is God of justice.
Blessed are all who wait for him!
O people of Zion, who live in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. How gracious he will be be when you cry for help! As soon as he hears, he will answer you. Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them. Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it.'”