Jeremiah 26:24. But the hand of Ahikam the son of Shaphan was with Jeremiah so that he was not given over to the people to be put to death.
Jeremiah had told the people the words God gave him to tell of their destruction if they didn’t turn from their evil ways and as a result, some of the people in authority wanted to put him to death. No matter where you are in life and no matter what you are facing you can know that nothing has caught God by surprise and He has gone before you to prepare the way. I know I have had jobs before that have made me scratch my head in wonder but then as time went by and I moved on to something else I realized that the other job was for my growth and or training. I have been through struggles and storms in life that at the time I couldn’t figure out why God would allow them and yet He always uses those experiences in our life to increase our capacity to serve Him.
God is always active in our lives and He is preparing for our future and that is one of the many reasons we need to be sure we are walking with Him and not going our own way. God has placed certain events and people in our lives for a purpose and His timing is impeccable. We can always trust that if we will just trust Him and follow Him He will provide on every level exactly what we need, just like Jeremiah. What were the odds that there would be one man in authority at that time in the midst of such a rebellious nation that would be there to save Jeremiah’s life?
God wants you to be successful in life, that doesn’t always mean that you are going to be filthy rich with money but there’s so much more to God’s blessings in life than money! Now, I am also, not saying that He won’t bless you financially either because He loves to meet your needs and the needs of others through you so you can spread His love! God wants your life to be a shining example of His power and love and we can only be in that position by trusting and following Him and glorifying Him in every area of our lives.
So, I would encourage you today if you are in a job that you can’t figure out “why” or you have someone in your life that is on your last nerve to persevere and do your absolute best in spite of it all and know that God has gone before you to prepare you for your future. God will use all of “this” to bring you to a new level if you allow Him to! Trust Him today with it all and know that your present circumstances are not going to last forever – the best is yet to come!
Quote: “The best way out is always through.” Robert Frost
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