The Hardest Prayer to Pray
If you think your life and circumstance are bad, consider his. Jeremiah is called to speak to a people who will not listen to him, to do so symbolically, to endure mockery even imprisonment, while watching his home town be assaulted by an invading army. I doubt many of us can say our lives rise up to that horrific assignment. One would think, God would give him some extra grace in his complaining and suffering. That God would emphasize to his list of grievances about the unfairness of life (Jeremiah 12:1-4).