10 "This is what the Lord says: 'When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfill my good promise to bring you back to this place. 11 For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you,' declares the Lord, 'and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,' declares the Lord, 'and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.'”
JGL note: This is what God told the Jewish People when He planned to bring them back to the Land of Israel after their captivity for 70 years due to their disobedience to God's Word. We too can expect God to have mercy in our lives-let us repent of wrong doings and seek Him with all of our hearts.He has good plans for us.