Possibly we have all read about the prophet Jeremiah and we remember all the situations that he had to face many times because he was a prophet of God for the people of Israel, a people who often felt corrupt and hard to hear, and this turned many of the prophet’s scenarios into bitter, hard, difficult and humiliating.
The Bible tells us very clearly about Jeremiah, from his call to be a prophet to his great prophecies so that the people of Israel understood the words of God, and tells us about those bitter moments he had to go through to give the Word of God. Imagine for a moment that in the church that you are attending you talk about what the Bible says and nobody wants to hear. It happened to Jeremiah that he spoke the word of God and the people of Israel did not want to listen, they did not believe in his words and this led him to be imprisoned on certain occasions and at such a hard level of impotence and pain that he even had to curse the day of his birth.
But beyond those hard moments he received words of joy from God. Let’s see these biblical verses:
15 O Lord, You know;
Remember me and visit me,
And take vengeance for me on my persecutors.
In Your enduring patience, do not take me away.
Know that for Your sake I have suffered rebuke.
16 Your words were found, and I ate them,
And Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart;
For I am called by Your name,
O Lord God of hosts.
It is good that in those difficult times we are going through we do not let the trials be above our faith in God, but we can keep believing the God we have served, and we can pronounce the same words of Jeremiah: “For I am called by Your name, O Lord God of hosts”. We must bear His name, we are His children, His people and He is Almighty God.