There is lots of punishment, destruction, sin and lying, captivity, false prophets and loss of hope in the writings of Jeremiah, but there in the midst of it all come these great and precious promises. vs. 11. 12. 13 ” For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Notice, He isn’t delivering them out of their trials, He is giving them hope IN their trials. He is meeting them in their misery with a promise – like a lifeboat to a drowning man.