Jeremiah is known as the weeping prophet who warned Judah of the coming captivity due to their unfaithfulness to God. He was rejected by his king, the priests, prophets, and his own people. He was placed in a miry pit and carried to Egypt. Yet here is a man that declared, “Great is thy faithfulness.”
How could he declare God’s faithfulness when everything around him screamed the opposite?
Because Jeremiah’s eyes did not rest upon his surroundings.
It takes faith to look beyond the veil of circumstance, whether it is heartache or loss, to say, “Great is thy faithfulness.”
How is your faith this September morn? What are you thankful for in your current circumstances?
Me? I’m thankful for electricity this morn. I’m glad I have running water. I’m grateful that even though we have minor damages, most can be fixed. We are safe. Irma is gone. And I’m praying for all those who are still dealing with the aftermath of this storm, Harvey, and the fires.
I pray because, like Jeremiah, I believe God is faithful. And while we face the trials and tests in this life, He promises He’ll see us through until the end. And that, dear reader, is what Jeremiah understood.
Have faith, dear friend. Peek over the veil and see. In the end, all will be well because of His faithfulness!
Good morning, dearest reader! Thank you for taking time out of your day to visit with me. Your thoughtfulness is appreciated!
This month’s theme is goodness! How do you describe goodness?
Webster defines goodness as the state or quality of being good. The words kindness, generosity, benevolence are added to the list. And finally, we read the best part, essence, or valuable element of a thing.
When we think of goodness, we may be tempted to look upon our temporal blessings. Unfortunately, the danger in that is our perspective in the seasons of want, despair, and loss. For example, in the good times we praise Him, and in the bad times, we complain.
I’m ashamed to admit it, but I’ve been guilty of this very thing. 😦
Yet the Lord’s goodness should never be measured by our physical circumstances. He is good all the time!
Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! Psalm 107:8
The writer states it very well in the video! Enjoy!
How has God been good to you? Have you in turn shown that goodness to others?