Possibly Jeremiah 20 is one of the most read and known chapters in all the Scriptures. Another degree of possibility is that you have heard someone tell Jeremiah “the weeping prophet.” Particularly, the story of Jeremiah has influenced me since I was a teenager and we see how God calls this being a child to be a prophet for Israel, a people that increasingly forgot the precepts or laws of God.
In chapter 20 Jeremiah begins practically complaining about all the bitterness he was going through, imagine, he was speaking to a rebellious people, a king who did not want to hear the word of God and was leading the people more and more to decline both spiritual and political.
Despite Jeremiah saying in chapter 20 words like “I curse the day I was born” he also knew that God was with him as a mighty giant. You can judge the prophet by certain expressions, but we must understand that the man had suffered many difficulties to speak the words of God.
11 But the Lord is with me as a mighty, awesome One.
Therefore my persecutors will stumble, and will not prevail.
They will be greatly ashamed, for they will not prosper.
Their everlasting confusion will never be forgotten.
12 But, O Lord of hosts,
You who test the righteous,
And see the mind and heart,
Let me see Your vengeance on them;
For I have pleaded my cause before You.
Oh dear brothers, how pleasant it is when we entrust all our problems in the precious hands of the Lord, how precious and valuable it is when we expect God to fight for us and not take justice with our own hands.
Pray for God to allow us to have that assurance of trusting fully in Him.