Think of when you have experienced affliction? What has been your response? What images depict the effects of God’s wrath (focus on the verbs)?
Jeremiah writes about the misery of his people. It is during difficulty that we come to a cross road where a clear choice is to be made. We can follow the road sign that leads to failure or we can follow the road sign that leads to success.
The problems we go through in life are not stop signs; they are guidelines and we can still find joy because it is at those times that God will produce a sure sign to success. Ask God to give you the sign that leads to success. Ask Him to give you the will to follow the path He has laid down.