In today’s (chronological) Bible reading… Joel 1-3… we read Joel’s prophecy concerning “the Day of the Lord”.
The prophet Joel prophesies to the people of Judah during a time when drought and plagues had devastated the economy. He used the phrase “the Day of the Lord” to describe both their present troubles… and also the future judgment that would come upon the whole world.
Campbell Morgan wrote, “It is always the day of the Lord.”
No matter what troubles may come to men and nations, God is always in control. And these troubles serve to remind us of the greater judgment to come. But, also of the hope and forgiveness that is ever available.