“For thus says the Lord, ‘When seventy years have been completed for Babylon, I will visit you and fulfill My good word to you, to bring you back to this place’” (Jeremiah 29:10).
False prophets were telling the people what they wanted to hear; giving them a false sense of hope. In contrast, regardless of how hard and disappointing his message might have been, the pastoral care offered by Jeremiah is based upon truth and facts. The reality of life is things are going to happen that will irrevocably disrupt and redirect your path in ways never imagined. When these occur, we must seek not only to survive, but flourish. Regardless of circumstances, faith calls us to be victors and not victims. Singing the exile blues is not an option.