3 But as for me, Lord, you know my heart. You see me and test my thoughts. Drag these people away like helpless sheep to be butchered! Set them aside to be slaughtered! 4 How long must this land weep? Even the grass in the fields has withered. The wild animals and birds have disappeared because of the evil in the land. Yet the people say, “The Lord won’t do anything!” 5 Then the Lord replied to me, “If racing against mere men makes you tired, how will you race against horses? If you stumble and fall on open ground, what will you do in the thickets near the Jordan? 6 Even your own brothers, members of your own family, have turned on you. They have plotted, raising a cry against you. Do not trust them, no matter how pleasantly they speak.”
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.
Jeremiah is before the Lord asking for direction in dealing with a faithless nation. He has repeatedly told them that God would send judgment if they did not turn back to God. But they refused to listen. When Jeremiah questioned God because of the trouble he faced, God asked how he ever expected to face big challenges if the little ones tired him out. Times of trouble can be useful in anyones life if they learn and grow from it. Troubles will reveal who you really are. But if you cannot deal with small troubles, how will you deal with large calamities when they come your way? God wants you to not complain about your problems, but to learn and be strengthened from them. The trouble you face today is training you to be strong for more difficult situations you will face in the future. Learn and grow strong according to the Word of God in all that happens in your life and you will be able to deal with what is yet to come.
Have a God Day!