This is a story about a lonely school teacher and the importance of self editing. In his darkest days, Jeremiah declared: “My strength and my hope have perished from the Lord.” But less than three verses later, he remembers some things: “This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope. Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. ‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I hope in Him!’” Isn’t that a thriller? From the depths of despair to the heights of joy in one minute flat! The prophet refocused on God, and turned his lament into praise. We could do with a bit more of that these days!