Lamentations 4:17 As for us, our eyes as yet failed for our vain help: in our watching we have watched for a nation that could not save us.
For the last two days I have pointed eastward. For some all I had to do was point, that was enough for them to have understanding. For others I had to speak to what was hidden there. For them they gained insight and understanding. For some it was pointless. Nothing was seen or gained for them. For them it was a waste of time, if they even stayed until the end.
Song of Solomon 5:6 I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself, and was gone: my soul failed when he spake: I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer.
He who sits upon the throne will not stay there. The mercy seat shall not stay occupied. In that day crying out for mercy and getting no answer shall come from that throne for He has taken on a new mission to serve His Father and finish prophecy.
If your hope lies in the hands of vain help, you shall watch and wait only to have lost even from the beginning of your trust in something or someone without power to save you from yourself. This overshadowing issue is about what is being ignored, given all that was seen is important.
We see torture and we want someone to end it. We see injustice and we want justice. We see disease and pain and suffering and we want to put an end to it. We hear the pleas of thousands who are powerless to do anything about any of it, as if we are the answer to those ills. At the same time we are bombarded with temptations of pleasures of all kinds, both attainable and unreal, all to distract you from the real danger, the slipping away of your opportunity for the saving of souls.
Is Jesus knocking at the door of your heart? Answer it and let him in before you find out the pain of SoS 5:6, that He has risen from the mercy seat and cannot hear your plea.