Lamentations 3:55-57 (NKJV) 55 I called on Your name, O Lord, From the lowest pit. 56 You have heard my voice: “Do not hide Your ear From my sighing, from my cry for help.” 57 You drew near on the day I called on You, And said, “Do not fear!”
The Prophet Jeremiah prays for deliverance from his enemies. He has been hunted down like a bird. He has been stoned in a pit. He has been engulfed by water. And he felt that the end has come. He prayed from the depths of his heart, and God answered his payer, telling him not to fear. Then Jeremiah asks God to consider how he was mistreated. He told God about his enemies who sought vengeance against him. He told God how they schemed against him. He told God how they unjustly criticized him. He told God how they viciously insulted him. He told God how they cruelly gossiped about him. He told God how they angerly taunted him. And Jeremiah wanted God to judge his case. For righteousness demands that his evil hearted enemies be judged for their wickedness and destroyed. We all can relate to this, can we? We all have been mistreated. We all have been the target of evil rumors and malicious gossip. We all have enemies, rather if we know it or not. And the worst ones are those who greet who with a warm smile and a gentle hello. Those types of enemies we ought to be very careful with. We pray like Jeremiah for God to consider our case and make things right for He is righteous. But my friends, don’t take matters into your own hands. For God says, “Vengeance is Mine.” And so, be comforted when God says “do not fear”.
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.