Jeremiah 15:15 – 18 AMPC
O YAHWEH, You know and understand;
Remember me [thoughtfully], take notice of me, take vengeance for me on my persecutors. Do not, in view of Your patience, take me away; Know that for Your sake I endure [continual] rebuke and dishonor.
Your words were found and I ate them, and Your words became a joy to me and the delight of my heart; For I have been called by Your Name, O YAHWEH God of hosts.
I did not sit with the group of those who celebrate, nor did I rejoice; I sat alone because Your [powerful] hand was upon me, for You had filled me with indignation [at their sin].
Why has my pain been perpetual and my wound incurable, refusing to be healed? Will you indeed be to me like a deceptive brook with water that is unreliable?
Ask yourself: Where am I waiting on YAHWEH to deliver, restore or heal?
Jeremiah 15:19 - 21 AMPC
Therefore, thus says the YAHWEH [to Jeremiah],
“If you repent [and give up this mistaken attitude of despair and self-pity], then I will restore you [to a state of inner peace] so that you may stand before Me [as My obedient representative]; and if you separate the precious from the worthless [examining yourself and cleansing your heart from unwarranted doubt concerning My faithfulness], you will become My spokesman.
Let the people turn to you [and learn to value My values]— but you, you must not turn to them [with regard for their idolatry and wickedness].
“And I will make you to this people a fortified wall of bronze; they will fight against you, but they will not prevail over you, for I am with you [always] to save you and protect you,” says the YAHWEH. “So I will rescue you out of the hand of the wicked, and I will redeem you from the [grasping] palm of the terrible and ruthless [tyrant].”
Ask yourself: Where do I have unwarranted suspicions of HIS goodness, faithfulness & power?