For Jeremiah, it was a season of national calamity from invasion and destruction by their enemies as well as personal suffering and persecution by his own people. Jeremiah not only lamented over the sins of the nation but was also distressed, tormented and disturbed by his own rebellion against the commands of the righteous LORD.
Then suddenly Jeremiah found hope. He remembered that the LORD’s great love would keep him from being consumed; that His compassions would never fail and would be new every morning; that His faithfulness was great. Jeremiah was strengthened in affirming, “The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for Him.” He declared that the LORD is good to those whose hope is in Him. He also believed that it was good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.
Jeremiah concluded his lament, “You, LORD, reign forever; your throne endures from generation to generation … Restore us to yourself, LORD, that we may return; renew our days as of old.” (Lamentations 5:19, 21).
Women’s Ministry leader