The people suffers for being stubborn!
In the book of Jeremiah again and again God warns the people to abandon the error, idolatry and asks to follow His commandments and to live according to his will and even suffering and suffering, do not abandon sins and continue offering the other gods.
Perhaps you are suffering there, but not to go in Terreira of Macumba.
Perhaps you are suffering there, but not to betray his companion.
Perhaps you are suffering there, but not wide drugs.
Maybe, maybe ...
Abandon the error.
"I am the vine, ye are the branches: he that is in me, and I in him, bears much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing John 15: 5."