THE WORD FOR TODAY
Jeremiah 40-42 (Click to read Today’s Word)
Truth for Today
Jeremiah 42:11 11 Do not be afraid of the king of Babylon, of whom you are afraid; do not be afraid of him,’ says the LORD, ‘for I am with you, to save you and deliver you from his hand.
FEEEAAARRR!!!…it’s one of the most powerful emotions we can experience in life. It can freeze us in position physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Fear strikes with ferocious fury and causes us to react…most often the wrong way.
God’s people were afraid. They were in Babylonian captivity. They were afraid of the king of Babylon. So they came to Jeremiah for a Word from the Lord. That WORD was the precious promise of God, “Do not be afraid…for I am with you, to save you and deliver you from his hand.”
I know of no more reassuring promise for our battles in life than His power and presence in the midst of the fight. We are not deserted on an island forced to fend for ourselves…we have the presence of God with us each and every day of our life.
Our life may be filled with hardship. It may be marred by tragedy. Our life may be a storybook of one mountain after another or being stuck in the valley of despair…but with HIM on our side we are never alone and we are never powerless…and now let the weak say, “I am strong” and let the poor say, “I am rich” because of what the Lord has done for us.
Father, thank You for saving us and for delivering us from the enemy…he has no power…because through Jesus our LORD he is defeated…In Jesus Name…AMEN!!!