No one would accuse Jeremiah of being brother sunshine. He denounced those prophets who proclaim that everything is coming up roses. In the name of God he tells the people of Israel: Your pain is without relief because of your great guilt. However, he offered a word of encouragement as well. If they did repent and return to the Lord relief was in sight. I will restore the tents of Jacob, his dwellings I will pity. It’s something like trying to lose weight. You’ve done things which are harmful to your health so decide to go on a diet. But it’s hard to stick with it. You need that hope that if you persevere in your diet you will in the end reach your desired goal.