Jeremiah 30:7 How awful that day will be! None will be like it. It will be a time of trouble for Jacob, but he will be saved out of it.
In this part of his prophecy, Jeremiah is doing two things: warning God’s Covenant People of the devastating time through which they are about to go; and reassuring them that, regardless of how difficult and confusing (‘Why-is-a-loving-all-powerful-God-allowing-this-to-happen-to-us?’) this experience will be, their Personal Sovereign LORD, (‘Yahweh/Jehovah/(‘Jesus’)) is in full control of it all, and he will save them.
How important it is for us today to own this truth for ourselves in our current circumstances. At the end of Chapter 31 (verses 31-34) is the promise of a new covenant, which the New Testament assures us is fulfilled in Jesus (see Hebrews 8:8-12). As we, and our brothers and sisters in Christ throughout the world, face increasing opposition, hardships and difficulties that might confuse and discourage us (‘Where is our omnipotent, loving God in all of this?’), let us take heart from Jeremiah’s comforting promise: “but [we] will be saved out of it”, regardless of how ‘awful’ it might appear to be!
Let us make it ‘awe-ful’ as we see God’s power and sovereign grace at work among us, fulfilling all his purposes for the new creation. It is not surprising that the Hebrew verb Jeremiah uses for ‘will be saved’ is the root of the name ‘Jesus’ (cf Matthew1:21).
– Bruce Christian