Today, unless I post tonight on my daily reading, is another break from my daily reading posts. Over the years, God has really placed on my heart a burden for those who feel hopeless and powerless to change their situations. Recently, my passion has been renewed. My heart and prayers go out to those who think that their situations are beyond repair.
All of us think from time to time, in whatever season or situation of life we find ourselves in, that things will never change. Whether we really believe the "never" part, is something that only we know in our own hearts. Personally, I might at first say that my situation will never change, but then I come back to the reality I know - that God is bigger than me, bigger than my circumstances and wants to be there for me. I eventually turn my eyes fully upon Jesus.
Some of us take longer than others to get out of our sadness. My prayer is to anyone who reads this blog, that they will find hope in the power of God's Word and His love for us. Believing that God is good, just, loving, and powerful while realizing that He wants what is best for each of us is so essential in our walk. When it comes down to it, it is only through God that we can find peace and rest for our souls.
I'm going to finish with this passage as I believe that not only must we know that God is there and all powerful, but in order to have faith in future change, we must also reflect on the past victories God has given us.
Jeremiah 32:17 (a part of Jeremiah's prayer)
17Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee: 18Thou shewest lovingkindness unto thousands, and recompensest the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them: the Great, the Mighty God, the LORD of hosts, is his name, 19Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for thine eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men: to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings:
20Which hast set signs and wonders in the land of Egypt, even unto this day, and in Israel, and among other men; and hast made thee a name, as at this day; 21And hast brought forth thy people Israel out of the land of Egypt with signs, and with wonders, and with a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with great terror; 22And hast given them this land, which thou didst swear to their fathers to give them, a land flowing with milk and honey;
Okay, I'm not really finished. We also need to remember how merciful God is to us and to those who really want to return to Him. God can give us new hearts and new minds if only we put our trust in Him and Him alone. Remember, even God says that nothing is too hard for Him!
26Then came the word of the LORD unto Jeremiah, saying, 27Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?
And here is His mercy and promise....
37Behold, I will gather them out of all countries, whither I have driven them in mine anger, and in my fury, and in great wrath; and I will bring them again unto this place, and I will cause them to dwell safely: 38And they shall be my people, and I will be their God:
39And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them: 40And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me.
41Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant them in this land assuredly with my whole heart and with my whole soul. 42For thus saith the LORD; Like as I have brought all this great evil upon this people, so will I bring upon them all the good that I have promised them.
God WILL bring us through our storms. God bless.