Outlandish Conviction

Buying the field at Anathoth,
Had the outlandish conviction
That God is indeed faithful.

The king, in believing
His own power was enough,
Despised Jeremiah,
And thought to silence the prophet.

In his self-imposed blindness,
In his false security,
He believed the king’s way was right.
Not hearing, he thought doom was averted.

Jeremiah knew the future
Was firmly in God’s hands.
Babylon would conquer, for now,
But God’s will would ultimately prevail.

Where is my conquering Babylon?
Where does my future lie?
Have I the outlandish conviction
Of knowing God will ultimately prevail?