Do you have any complaints to bring to God? Why is there violence? Why is there suffering? God does answer us. He answers every prayer. The righteous will live by faith!
What was the lowest point in your life? For Jeremiah you might think that it was being thrown into a cistern (big hole for water storage). It’s hard to imagine, but things got even worse. Watch how Jeremiah responded on his bad days and consider how we can respond as well. Even in the low points of life as we bear our crosses, God is still with us.
When the going gets tough, that’s when the tough get going. This isn’t exactly what God is saying to us today. When the going gets tough, turn to God. In fact he tells us to turn to him even in the good times! How great is his compassion! How great is his faithfulness!
There are all kinds of struggles that we face in the world. Some of them can come to us because of God’s word. This shouldn’t surprise us because Jesus warned us that this would come. We are not of the world, but we are in the world as light shining in the darkness. May we bring peace and hope to a dying world through God’s word.