“And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with some of the articles of the house of God, which he carried into the land of Shinar to the house of his god; and he brought the articles into the treasure house of his god.” Daniel 1:2 NKJV
In this instance, the Babylonians raided the Temple of God and took the worship articles to the temple of god in Babylon (may have been Bel, also called Marduk). Those who loved the Lord must have felt disheartened and discouraged.
We feel greatly disappointed when our churches suffer physical damage, split or close down for financial reasons. We do not know why God allows His church to experience these calamities.
But like the people who witnessed the plundering of the House of God by the Babylonians, we must trust that God is in control and that He is watching over all who trust Him.