The Lord scattered His people to the nations, but He wanted the nations to know that He would bring them back, and while the Jews had experienced tremendous sorrow, that would all change when He brought them back to the land,
“Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, and the young men and the old, together; for I will turn their mourning to joy, will comfort them, and make them rejoice rather than sorrow. I will satiate the soul of the priests with abundance, and My people shall be satisfied with My goodness, says the LORD” (Jeremiah 31:13-14).
Sometimes we have to experience sorrow before we have joy, but when the joy comes, it fills our souls with spiritual abundance and we feel the great satisfaction of the Lord.
Be patient. The Lord has not forgotten you.