Read Isaiah 9 today.

Isaiah 9:1-2 NLT
Nevertheless, that time of darkness and despair will not go on forever. The land of Zebulun and Naphtali will be humbled, but there will be a time in the future when Galilee of the Gentiles, which lies along the road that runs between the Jordan and the sea, will be filled with glory. [2] The people who walk in darkness will see a great light. For those who live in a land of deep darkness, a light will shine.
This chapter includes words of judgement and words of hope. There are many people who do not like to read the books from the Bible written by the prophets. I think they are put off by the very thought of judgement, that anyone might have the authority to proclaim there is a boundary between what is good and what is bad. They also find it disturbing that there might be consequences for good and bad choices. The prophets consistently proclaim God has the authority to establish the boundary and the consequences.
Isaiah wrote about the consequences in this chapter, but he also wrote about the hope that follows God’s judgement, “that time of darkness and despair will not go on forever.” This is also one of the consistent messages of the prophets. Ultimately, God’s desire for His people is for reconciliation. God desire that we may walk together with Him, and with one another, with love, peace, and joy. I look forward to the day when the light of Christ will shine in its fullness.