"11Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered, Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate,
"12And the LORD have removed men far away, and there be a great forsaking in the midst of the land.
"13But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return, and shall be eaten: as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose substance is in them, when they cast their leaves: so the holy seed shall be the substance thereof." (Isaiah 6:11-13)
That's where California is. I have warned Californians, and many others have done the same. But the vast majority of the voters in the state of California today do not want to listen. They have not suffered enough. They are fat, proud, thick in their minds and their hearts.
Sadly, they will suffer greatly for these failures. But it's on them. It's not my fault. It's not my problem, and I am not going to worry about it anymore.
California, I am going to rest. I worked as much as I could, and you choose to lose. It's on you at this point.
Because I now choose to rest, God can now work. Our frustrating efforts to make things right only frustrate God's working in us, for He is willing in us both to will and to do for His good pleasure (Philippians 2:13). God has not given up on the world yet. His Son has not returned yet with a rod of iron to rule the nations.
It's time for me to trust Him to make things work for good. There is indeed a real rest for me. Lord, You've got this! I am going to let you take over. Jesus, You are at work and you are making all things work together for good. (Romans 8:28).
I am giving up, so that God can take over fully.