👉 Jeremiah is in prison and the people are headed into exile.
Things look bad. Dark. Grim. Dare I say – hopeless.
But listen to the promise of the Lord…
“Houses and fields and vineyards shall again be bought in this land.”
It doesn’t look that way now. And – even ten chapters from now – it won’t look that way.
The Lord promises an end to the exile. And there will be life and growth and fruitfulness – not in a new land – but in “this land.” The land that belonged to them. The land that they loved. Their land.
👉 And from a prison cell, Jeremiah prayed, “Ah, Lord God…”
- you are creator
- nothing is too hard for you
- you are great and mighty
- you are great in counsel
- your eyes are open
👉 And God promised, “I will…”
- gather them
- bring them back
- make them dwell in safety
- give them one heart
- make a covenant with them
- not turn away
- rejoice in doing them good
- plant them in faithfulness
I don’t know what your exile looks like. What dark place you find yourself. But – don’t forget what your God has said…
“I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me?”
You are loved.