Chapters 30, 31, 32, 33 … they tell of restoration. There is a time of suffering and destruction. And there is a time of restoration.
28 In the past I deliberately uprooted and tore down this nation. I overthrew it, destroyed it, and brought disaster upon it. But in the future I will just as deliberately plant it and build it up. I, the Lord, have spoken! Jeremiah 31:28, NLT.
What was destroyed, he can just as deliberately plant it and build it up.
These words speak hope to me. They show me he’s in control.
6 So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. 7 These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world. 1 Peter 1:6-7, NLT.
These chapters speak of hope and restoration, of God’s miracles and might.
Lord, I take all the hurts and broken pieces and hand them to you. They are safer in your hands than mine.