"It's snowing still," said Eeyore gloomily. "So it is." "And freezing." "Is it?" "Yes," said Eeyore. "However," he said, brightening up a little, "we haven't had an earthquake lately." -- Winnie the Pooh
But today's reading brings real hope in the midst of despair.
Jeremiah 14:22b Are you not he, O Lord our God?We set our hope on you, for you do all these things."All these things" are not just wonderful beautiful things, but they are terrible and difficult things. The Lord is punishing his people. But at least in this instance his people are responding as they should. They are setting their hope in God, because He alone is Lord and our God.
Lord, help us in the midst of economic chaos to set our hope in You.