God responds to Jeremiah in his discouragement. God gives him some advice to help him out of the hole that he had found himself in.
Jeremiah 15:19 Therefore thus says the Lord [to Jeremiah]: If you return [and give up this mistaken tone of distrust and despair], then I will give you again a settled place of quiet and safety, and you will be My minister; and if you separate the precious from the vile [cleansing your own heart from unworthy and unwarranted suspicions concerning God’s faithfulness], you shall be My mouthpiece. [But do not yield to them.] Let them return to you—not you to [the people].
Lets look at God’s response. The first thing that God does is to offer him the option of returning.
Often times when we are discouraged we become self-focused and self-orientated. We begin to feel sorry for ourselves. This self-orientation needs to be replaced with a returning to God and becoming God orientated. We need to become God conscience and remind ourselves that God is all-powerful and limitless. We must stop limiting God and return to a place of faith in God.
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