O Israel, return unto the Lord thy God; for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity. Take with you words, and turn to the Lord : say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips. Asshur shall not save us; we will not ride upon horses: neither will we say any more to the work of our hands, Ye are our gods: for in thee the fatherless findeth mercy.
Hosea 14:1-3 KJV
You don’t have to continue your journey by substituting the father with the world. The father cares about you and He is telling you today that you don’t have to continue to live the way you have been. Romans 3:23 says for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. There’s still hope today, all you need to do is forgive so the father can forgive you your sins. No doubt there’s trouble in the world today. We all go through lots of pain, depression, agony, stress etc. But the father is saying today, if you want to be where he his you must endure till the end to have eternal life.
The times aren’t like you want them to be because you haven’t returned to God.
Restoration from God does not bring stress, hurt or pain. It comes with comfort and joy. Tomorrow has it’s own purpose. The fact that you are awake today, doesn’t mean you should take the air you breath for granted. Every second count.
You still have time to get it right. You have been wandering around for too long. God is concerned about your return.
Get up and return to the father. He’s patiently waiting to have you with him.