God Is with You
Now Pashhur the son of Immer, the priest who was also chief governor in the house of the Lord, heard that Jeremiah prophesied these things. Then Pashhur struck Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks that were in the high gate of Benjamin, which was by the house of the Lord. Jeremiah 20:1, 2
As we read Jeremiah’s prayer journal, we see into the life of an intensely lonely man. On the pages, anger, resentment, and self-loathing jostle with praise and confidence. But the fact that he continued to communicate with God meant that he knew he wasn’t completely alone.
The intensity of his feelings did not obliterate the deeper reality of God’s presence. As overwhelming as his gripes and challenges were, he still found comfort in having someone to whom he could gripe.
When we think that we are alone facing the greatest challenges of our lives, the Spirit of God within us will continue to shape us and draw us out to live for God.