Jeremiah was a prophet during the time when Israel came under siege by the King of Babylon. Jeremiah faced prosecution because he often prophesied contrary to what the King felt that he should prophecy. Jeremiah prayed to God often for understanding regarding some of the revelations which he had concerning his people.
God renews His covenant to Jeremiah concerning his people which he made to Abraham. God spoke of the blessings and restoration which he would bring to his people. God also promised to cleanse them of their sins and to restore joy, praise and glory so that people would hear of all the good that he had done for them. (Jeremiah 32-33)
It is never God’s plan for us to suffer and remain afflicted. In fact his word confirms that his desire for us is prosperity and health. (3 John 1:2) God is so invested in our healing and salvation that he took on humanity, came to earth and was crucified for us. “But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5)
God wants us to be healthy and prosperous and any ideas contrary to that is condemnation and false doctrines of religion. God is not out to get us and does not take pleasure in punishing us or causing us calamity because we have done wrong. He longs for us to come to him and find peace, comfort, healing and restoration.