A writhing heart billows in the echos of the Heavens. Mourning drapes the face of One whose faithful love has met disgrace from its lover. Anguish besets Him. A faithless love before the Faithful King whose honor compels the winds and waves to obey Him. The stars and sun serenade Him. The waters and rivers venerate Him.
But you scourged Him…
Lacerations afflicting. Seeping out of a lesion bleeding. In His heart a covenant inscribed never to be broken. Now swollen from a paroxysm where love disavowed Him.
Aggrieved is the Lord’s heart!
Besieged in His spirit!
Insulting the oceans of His love abounding for you.
Oh that you would be faithful to Me He says!
Come to Me HE says!
But your wandering heart has bitten the grapes of wrath unleashed where it didn’t have to be.
God says, “How I would set you among my sons & give you a pleasant land, a heritage most beautiful of all nations. And I thought you would call Me, My Father & would not turn from following Me. Surely, as a treacherous wife leaves her husband, so have you been treacherous to Me, O house of Israel, declares the Lord.’”
I had so much love to give you He says!
All the floodgates were open for you to drink of My love! But you went traveling afar…
to someone else…
No one can fill you like I can!
No one can speak your soul aflame and make your life arise to wake into my love… like I can…
God was for you all along.
“Your ways & your deeds have brought this upon you. This is your doom & it is bitter; it has reached your very heart.”
The heart hosts life and blood flows from this place of light seeping in from above. It’s God’s light. The only place where eternity dwell. When death reaches the heart, it decays. And eats away at the lifeblood meant to keep it vibrant and pure.
God has every delight to give us if we remain tethered to Him.
But forsaking Him compels destruction.
Israel was chosen by the Lord as a people set apart for Him, but enticement from other lovers allured them away.
“How well you direct your course to seek love! So that even to wicked women you have taught your ways… you say, ‘I am innocent; surely His anger has turned from me.’ Behold I will bring you to judgment for saying, ‘I have not sinned.’” Jeremiah 2:33,35
Oh that you would come to Me for love He says!
I would have given you waters abounding!
God says, “How much you go about changing your way! You shall be put to shame by Egypt as you were put to shame by Assyria. From it too you will come away with your hands on your head, for the LORD has rejected those in whom you trust, and you will not prosper by them.” Jeremiah 2:36-37
God will not hide His outrage when you forsake Him.
He will not be mocked.
Faithlessness aggrieves Him.
I formed the sun
to shine above
but none can stir Me
like your love
where have you gone
and wandered off
you thrashed me
crashed the glass
I laid beneath your
to hear you sing
there is no ceiling
in the dreams
I want to give you
come back to Me
God mourns His people’s infidelity.
It means something to Him… your love. We should never take our relationship with Him lightly. He is the most worthy God in the universe and He deserves to be given radical allegiance and devoted adoration. No separation. No fluctuation in our affection for Him.
God sends judgment upon Israel through the prophet Jeremiah to alert them of their sin against Him and call them back to Him.
“And I will declare my judgments against them, for all their evil in forsaking me. They have made offerings to other gods and worshiped the works of their own hands.” Jeremiah 1:16
“The word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Go and proclaim in the hearing of Jerusalem, Thus says the Lord… Be appalled, O heavens, at this;
be shocked, be utterly desolate,
declares the Lord,
13 for my people have committed two evils:
they have forsaken me,
the fountain of living waters,
and hewed out cisterns for themselves,
broken cisterns that can hold no water.” Jeremiah 2:1,12-13
Jeremiah was a prophet of the Lord, sent to pronounce God’s judgment on Israel and Judah. Punishment. Chastisement. Jeremiah was hated by them because of the words God spoke through him. Hunted and attacked. They wanted to kill him and nearly did many times. How can I bear the weight of bringing judgment Jeremiah would say. Choose someone else! I love Israel… My heart cannot heart bear this… But God kept calling Jeremiah to rend the fortresses of their hearts stone hard from evil deeds. They forsook the Lord.
God often uses others to bring His people back to right relationship with Him.
“Let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.” James 5:20
The prophet Jeremiah uttering the prophetic words of Yahweh was called the “Weeping Prophet” because of this. His heart also aggrieved to inflict the wounds upon Israel’s soul. To be the one who expose them, exhort them, reprimand them via the Lord’s voice. Still, Jeremiah obeyed and would fulfill the calling of the Lord on His life. Eternally rewarded for the sacrifice a prophet gives as Yahweh’s mouthpiece.
God is calling those who have forsook Him to turn to Him… for His return is imminent. He created you to love Him and He wants to. He seeks to heal you, for your choices impact others.
When you forsake the Lord, you transmit devestation onto everyone in your midst.
The welcoming of darkness affects those who didn’t want it.
So God fights for them and pours judgment on you.
Abandoning His oath precipitates turmoil in His heart and yours.
God will not relent until you come to Him grieving with repentance in your heart, seeking to accept His sacrifice to cover your sin, and turn from your sin.
It’s why Jesus came… to die for you… but He will not force Himself on you… He’s not one to cajole. He’s a pure-hearted King with silver and gold to bring out of the fountains of His soul. He is good… no one else can heal you like He can… let Him love you. Believe that His mercy will extend to you if you come to Him.
Return to Him… 🤍
God says, “Return, O faithless sons! I will heal Your faithlessness.” “Behold, we come to You, for You are the Lord our God.”