These days I am thinking about the connection between the systems of meritocracy on which are based a lot of realities in my everyday life. Say for instance, grades. These are depended upon the nature of my investment, according to which there is a certain result yielded.
"For thus says the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel,
“In repentance and rest you shall be saved;
in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.”
But you were unwilling, . . ."
Isaiah 30:15

Beloved this is what Jesus is praying for you right now. It is not about the world. All this shaking is ABOUT ME,and FOR YOU - Because the Kingdom of God is invading the earth violently through YOU. 
There is a hidden wisdom
coming to the Beloved
disguised in the lessons of the world.
As you unravel my heart, you lay these questions on my heart, and I am undone, Oh Father! My heart aches for how can I answer these questions for the truth makes me ashamed? 
Why has darkness grown so much that it now threatens the church? 
Is it not because she has slept, when she should have been awake, watching over her marriages, and ministries?
Been waiting with the Father, hearing His heart, as the world around me shakes. 

I see the Lord NOT sending judgment yet, but rather, sending out laid down lovers. I see the Lord of Isaiah 6 asking "whom shall We send, who shall go for Us?"