It is good that one should hope and wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.
Lamentations 3:26, NKJV
Jeremiah was the Weeping Prophet who wrote the book of Lamentations as a funeral dirge for Jerusalem. The city was plundered when it fell in 586 B.C. Many Jews died. Treasures were stolen from the temple. The people were taken captive into Babylon. They were torn from their homeland. Temple life and the sacrificial system were completely destroyed.
Despite all the gloom and doom, in the wake of this terrible tragedy, Jeremiah praises God’s faithful mercies that are new every morning. He teaches us to hope and wait quietly for God to save the day. His timing is seldom ours and His ways may surprise us, but God is at work around us. Aslan is on the move. Waiting quietly in anticipation of God’s deliverance is not a problem. It is a great place to be.