After 57 years of evil and wicked rulers, “hopeless” may seem like a bit of an understatement for the people of Judah. How could anyone possibly expect the nation to ever flourish and thrive again, especially with an 8 year old king (raised under the reign of two evil predecessors)!
And yet, Josiah starts a reformation. No matter how bad things are, God can bring great change, and He doesn’t need long.
If you’re mired in a hopeless situation, take courage, for nothing is too far gone for God.