Jeremiah 34:1 and 2

While Nebuchadnezzer king of Babylon and all his army and all the kingdoms and peoples in the empire he ruled were fighting against Jerusalem and all its surrounding towns, this word came to Jeremiah from the LORD: “This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: Go to Zedekiah king of Judah and tell him, ‘this is what the LORD says: I am about to hand this city over to the king of Babylon, and he will burn it down.

This may seem like a non-encouraging verse, but think about it: the Lord knew everything that was going on, the names of those who were fighting, and the name of the towns. Think of a time when you were utterly surrounded by trials – physical, financial, emotional. These verses should remind us, we are not alone. He knows our circumstances. God is aware of our suffering. He is able to comfort us, and to give us hope, and wisdom. Once we belong to Him through the miracle of salvation, He never abandons us.

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