Bloom Where You Are Planted

God does not tell Jeremiah that he will rescue his people from that captivity. Instead, he tells Jeremiah what the nation of Israel should focus on in that less-than-ideal set of circumstances.

Tim Keller on “Dark Times”

As Keller explains, there is no such thing as “objective” abandonment for Christians. Only Christ was actually abandoned by the Father. Therefore, all that remains is “subjective” abandonment. In other words, though we may feel abandoned by God (feel = subjective), it is never the case (objective).