You possess a treasure within yourself, that the exceeding greatness of the power that has enabled you to continue despite all that has come against you is the power from God and not of your own strength.
You are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; you are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed! Through all of your pain, heartache, suffering and sorrow, God has held you in the palm of His hand. He has carried you through the past 10 years and brought you to a new place. He has allowed you to experience a cleansing to prepare you for an infilling. What brought destruction has not destroyed you. It has strengthened you and taken you into a new season. Before Revival comes, there must be a cleansing, a crushing, a breaking. The 10 years of testing will yield the reward of revival if you continue in the ways of God. Through the darkness there shall arise a Light! YOU are that light for YOU are the light of the world! Arise and shine, NOLA, for your light has come and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee!