King Zedekiah later sent for him and received him, and in his house privately asked him, “Is there a word from the Lord?”
“There is,” Jeremiah responded, and he continued, “You will be handed over to the king of Babylon.” Then Jeremiah said to King Zedekiah, “How have I sinned against you or your servants or these people that you have put me in prison?
The courage and steadfastness of God’s prophet is simply remarkable. He has been in the minority throughout his ministry and yet has never wavered in telling the message as God has told him. He has had the difficult task of prophesying ruin for all who are rebelling even to the point of contradicting his prophet peers. Those who should be his friends and coworkers are against him and seek his demise. Now, he stands before the king himself and must tell him bad news. Or at least what will definitely sound like bad news. Yet, Jeremiah knows Who He believes and he is persuaded that God is able to keep Jeremiah’s commitment to Him even into eternity. Jeremiah’s relationship with Father God and His deep trust in Father God sustains him even in his fear and his suffering. The same is true for us today.
Help my unbelief Lord. Help me to trust. Have mercy on my flimsy self.