Listen to the words of Jeremiah the prophet in the book of Lamentations 1.
Jerusalem, once so crowded, lies deserted and lonely. This city that was known all over the world is now like a widow. This queen of the nations has been made a slave.
Each night, bitter tears flood her cheeks. None of her former lovers are there to offer comfort; her friendshave betrayed her and are now her enemies.
3The people of Judah are slaves, suffering in a foreign land, with no rest from sorrow. Their enemies captured them and were terribly cruel.
4The roads to Zion mourn because no one travels there to celebrate the festivals. The city gates are deserted; priests are weeping. Young women are raped; Zion is in sorrow!
5Enemies now rule the city and live as they please. The LORD has punished Jerusalem because of her awful sins; he has let her people be dragged away.
6Zion’s glory has disappeared. Her leaders are like deer that cannot find pasture; they are hunted down till their strength is gone.
7Her people recall the good life that once was theirs; now they suffer and are scattered. No one was there to protect them from their enemies who sneered when their city was taken.
8Jerusalem’s horrible sins have made the city a joke. Those who once admired her now hate her instead– she has been disgraced; she groans and turns away.
Micah 2:1-2 WOE TO them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! When the morning is light, they practice it, because it is in the power of their hand. And they covet fields, and take them by violence; and houses, and take them away: so they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage. Therefore thus saith the Lord; Behold, against this family do I devise an evil, from which ye shall not remove your necks; neither shall ye go haughtily: for this time is evil.
The answer is in the words of Jonah 3:10 And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil that he said he would do unto them; and he did it not.
As believers we do not seek a continuing city here on earth, but Christ. While we wait on the Lord; he has commanded us to live at peace as much as is possible and in order for this to be accomplished we pray and walk out the life God has for us that those who hear us and see our walk will be ashamed and desire to travel the same road to redemption, which is through Jesus Christ. He is the only way, the truth and the life.
We weep for America because in Luke 23:28-29 “Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children. For, behold, the days are coming, in which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck.