When Yahweh seems most hidden, absent, unavailable, or ineffective, when our situation feels hopeless, the Prophet Jeremiah announces that God is the one who overcomes hopelessness and opens up new possibilities. Instead of the certainty of a perfect plan, we’re given a long-term plan that cannot be defeated by any particular circumstance. There is a future with hope, given only by God. It’s a future that holds and heals the despair we experience. It’s a future full of peace. It’s a future absent of harm. God can bring us a future with hope. God will bring us a future with hope. God is giving us a future with hope.