The pain will be so bad it will pierce your heart. Oh my…
I said, “Oh, the feeling in the pit of my stomach! I writhe in anguish. Oh, the pain in my heart! My heart pounds within me. I cannot keep silent. For I hear the sound of the trumpet; the sound of the battle cry pierces my soul! –Jeremiah 4:19
I have tried a few times to start Jeremiah again. I may have finally broken into the book. It is one of my favorites.
As I got into chapter 4, there were many good verses but I had to stop and write upon reading verse 19. Specifically my notes on the verse. It seems that on November 9, 2013, I experienced this depth of pain and again on September 4, 2014. I have experienced it again recently (not today). And I can say that those are not the only days but just happen to be days I was reading this book and made note of the situation.
I could probably go back to my journal and determine what was occurring on those days but I did not. I was not really concerned with the “problem” but with the solution.
Earlier in the chapter, I find verse 2 interesting. “If you do, the nations will pray to be blessed by him as you are and will make him the object of their boasting.” It reminded me of part of Psalm 3:3 from earlier this week where it says “You are my glory.”. We, the elect, shine forth His glory. He is our glory. And when we shine, the nations want to make Him the object of their boasting too (or our neighbors). I believe I have written about that before. It sounds too familiar not to. I had a note on that verse which indicates some deeper thinking was involved.
Today I think I want to go back to the thought “as you go”. I wonder if I will go anywhere today or even interact with a human directly. There is work God has for me as I go. I’ll start with finishing Jeremiah 4. Praying my Psalm and going to work.