This remembered promise (v1-3) forms the background to the Book of Revelation. The storms of the Lord are not wilful, feral or sadistic. (verses 23,24) Verses 18-21 contain the purpose of His storms. Trust Him, for, in days to come, you will eventually understand.
As Stuart Snr says, this passage is built on in Revelation.
V22 here in Jeremiah says, “And you shall be my people, and I will be your God.”
Words of much hope!
Words which the loud voice from the grat white throne takes up in Revelation 21, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.”
God’s message of hope to us is the same throughout His word! Hallelujah for this.
And His message is for our good.
Temporally, now, we have the assurance of salvation in Jesus. This is a hope that nothing else can give us, a wonder that no other can give.
Eternally, _then_, we have the hope and assurance of life with God Himself, the church and Christ joined in perfection, God having made all things new.
Let’s be encouraged in this, that we are loved. That God is preparing a place for us. That we will one day be restored in full.
* Father God,
Our pain is incurable apart from You. We cannot fix it ourselves.
But in Jesus You restore our fortunes, You restore health to us, You heal our wounds.
Hallelujah, what a Saviour!