The temple has been destroyed. The people dispersed. There is much grief, thus the name Lamentations for this book of poetry.
No where in this poem is Babylon or Nebuchadnezzar mentioned by name. God is given credit for the destruction and the exile.
“Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by?
Look around and see.
Is any suffering like my suffering
that was inflicted on me,
that the Lord brought on me in the day of his fierce anger?" (Lam 1:12 NIV)
Is there anything that God does not see? Is there anything that He cannot do? His chosen ones have turned their backs on Him; seeking their own glory rather than His; now weeping for what once was and for what could have been.
May God help us to always seek His face so that we might know peace in His land.
God's Peace - Pr. J.