Beautiful imagery of Redemption and Restoration: “Awake, awake, put on your strength. Put on your beautiful garments. Shake yourself from the dust and arise. Be seated. Loose the bonds from your neck.”
You know, God really just wants for us to put our trust in Him. As an eternally wise, eternally strong, eternally loving Father to his children. He does not force this on us, but lets us realize this for ourselves. And He wants us to “play well with others”, most especially with our brothers and sisters.
Don’t be a “downer”. Be a bearer of good news & peace. Bring good news of happiness, salvation – pointing others to God who reigns.