A Faithful God vi

The Plot against Jeremiah

18 Some of the people said, “Let’s get rid of Jeremiah! We will always have priests to teach us God’s laws, as well as wise people to give us advice, and prophets to speak the Lord’s messages. So, instead of listening to Jeremiah any longer, let’s accuse him of a crime.”

Jeremiah Prays about His Enemies

19 Please, Lord, answer my prayer.
Make my enemies stop
    accusing me of evil.
20 I tried to help them,
but they are paying me back
    by digging a pit to trap me.
I even begged you
    not to punish them.

Who can I cry to but you?
Who knows the reality
of all that is happening,
but you?
Who understands rejection,
false accusations,
having your help
thrown back in your face,
but you?

That is why I can turn to you,
cry out to you,
trust you,
because you have been to these places
and you are with me
as I face them.

Faithful God,
I cry out to you,
in my pain,
my anguish,
my fear.

Please God,
hear me,
answer me,
make it stop.

Faithful God

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