God:promise keeper; never lies; sees us in Himself
Jeremiah 29:11(KJV) “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end”.
I’ve mentioned previously that I take great joy in perusing the pages and words written in the bible; I actually delight in doing so; it challenges me to get a deeper meaning and a different nuance from what is popular in the pulpits.
But the parts where I find intrigue are those which mention God speaking. I get a chill and perhaps pay more attention to exactly what is being unfolded: sometimes you find judgment has been pronounced; at times there are directions where someone is sent; or the very precious times when promises are being declared.
In the reading today our God is speaking to one of His Prophets, Jeremiah and we know if you study or even read a few times that Jeremiah was an extremist. People could not fathom him, he was persecuted and called a false prophet on numerous occasions but he had a hardened constitution after so much trials; this guy just spoke his mind on the treatment and promises which he wanted sooner than later.
God remembered His people and visited the prophet to bring assurance to them; in summary of the message, He indicated that “he knew the thoughts that I think toward you, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end”. This is God speaking a Word into being and it was timelier than ever.
Do you know the feeling when your mind is taken to a realm of uncertainty where you feel tremulous, not going to happen kind of way? You have a hope yet the circumstances around you want to negate what you are hoping in a sort of vapid manner.
I want to take the time and reassure you today that it’s only a matter of time and the things you have your eyes on for not coming to realization will be put into place and you will try to beat yourself up for doubting and stressing yourself to the point of a headache.
Beloved, one thing I can attest to because the Word says so is that God cannot and will not lie; so if He promises you that it will be well. Take that to the bank and ask for a deposit slip.
Trivia: This king agreed to assist another king but refused to act until they consulted a prophet of God, who is he?