Jeremiah does not paint a pleasant picture of his walk with God. I am certain that anyone who reads this would not want to sign on for the job of God’s prophet! His experience with obeying God is so rough that he said it was like “chewing on gravel” and that God rips him apart like a stalking bear or lion!
Then in a moment, he changes and talks about “The faithful love of the Lord never ends. His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. I say to myself, ‘The Lord is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!’”
When our feelings control our lives, they can give us a skewed view of who God is. When faith kicks in and overrides our feelings, we can truly see the love, mercy and grace of God. It is so easy to look and see the bad and the burden but when you look through eyes of faith, you can see God’s unfailing love.
Regardless of how bad you may feel or things may seem, you must believe that God is for you and “The Lord is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him.”
Tomorrow’s Reading: Lamentations 4:1-5:22; Hebrews 2:1-18; Psalm 103:1-22; Proverbs 26:23