What I read today
Joshua 3-4; Psalm 95; Jeremiah 29; Acts 6; Hebrews 8
Things probably couldn’t get any bleaker for the Jewish people. Nebuchadnezzar had invaded and deported many of the people to Babylon. A caretaker government was in charge in Israel. The king had been exiled and his sons killed.
In spite of all that had happened false prophets continued to preach that all was well. That everything would go back to normal soon.
Once again God tells them no.
God sometimes reserves the right to say no to us. We have grand plans and think we’re going to do whatever we want. Sometimes God lets us go our own way. Sometimes he says no. It’s difficult when that “no” from God comes. We get angry. We don’t want to hear it.
But in Jeremiah 29 vs. 10-14 God explains that he has a plan. He knows what he’s doing. In fact, God promises that if we’re patient, God will bless us beyond measure. We just have to trust that he’s in charge and he knows what he’s doing.
We need to seek God out in prayer and trust that his plan will accomplish what he wants it to accomplish. He has our best interests at heart even when it doesn’t make any sense to us.