Jeremiah’s Letter to the Exiles
“These are the words of the letter that Jeremiah the prophet sent from Jerusalem to the surviving elders of the exiles, and to the priests, the prophets, and all the people, whom Nebuchadnezzar had taken into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon.” (Jeremiah 29:1)
Jeremiah sent the letter to reassure the exiles that God hadn’t deserted them; that he would rescue, redeem, and restore them. His purposes for them were simply postponed for the time being. And God, who is all-knowing and all-seeing, still knew exactly what plans He had made for each person and those plans would be revealed at just the right time in the future; plans that would give them peace.
We also are reassured by Jeremiah’s letter because when these times of turmoil, anxiety, and feeling extremely fatigued fall away, God will reveal the plans He has been saving for us. Turning to God now will cultivate a love relationship with Him, which in turn supplies us with everything we need to carry out the plans He has purposed for us.