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Sunday, October 3, 2010

JEREMIAH - You Will Be Saved!

Ever get tired of watching the news?

The world is not a place of “good news” anymore, is it? It’s often a frightening place.

Today’s “Bible Pick ‘Ems” sounds like it could have come “fresh off the presses” just in time for this morning’s Sunday edition:

“This is what the LORD says: ‘I hear cries of fear; there is terror and no peace…In all history there has never been such a time of terror. It will be a time of trouble for my people…Yet in the end they will be saved!’” (Jeremiah 30:5, 7)

Jeremiah was one of God’s great prophets.

Jeremiah was known as the “weeping prophet” because he was often moved to tears over the rebellion of God’s people.

He was called by God to speak to the southern kingdom of Judah. He faithfully confronted the nation’s leaders and the Israelite people with their sin. He prophesied both their 70-year captivity in Babylon, and their eventual return from exile.

His message doesn’t sound too different than what we hear today!

It is a time of fear and terror.

Economies are collapsing, weird illnesses and unusual diseases are appearing, people are starving, and nations are warring. In the post 9/11 world, “terror” has taken on a new meaning. It could be rightly said that “in all history there has never been such a time of terror.” (verse 7)

Where should we turn? To whom should we go?

Go to God…

He is our Leader.

God returned His chosen people to their land. He brought them out of exile, and graced them with His blessings. He never forgot them…

It is the same today as it was in Jeremiah’s time.

God knows the future, and His plans for us are good and full of hope. We need to trust Him with our agenda, and with the timetable of the world. We need to know that He goes with us as we move forward in this life. His purpose, His mission, WILL be accomplished.

We can have boundless hope.

“Yet in the end they will be saved!” (verse 7)

This does not mean that we will be spared pain, suffering, or hardship. But God will see us through to a glorious conclusion.

Just like He promised the Israelites – we will return to our “Promised Land” – to eternal life in God’s presence – we will finally return HOME.

“This is what the LORD says: ‘…then I will come and do for you ALL the good things I have promised, and I will bring you home again. For I know the plans I have for you…They are plans for good…to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:10-11)

“When in doubt, search God out!”


  1. timely words indeed Sharon! I think we need to remember that God is in control and he knows best and he sees everything going on in this present day world and is allowing it to happen. We just need to stay firm in his Word and his promises and trust in his timing!

    hope you had a nice Saturday!


  2. Betty - Thanks! I am always having to remind myself that God IS IN CONTROL - both of my life and in the world. He does know best - He does see EVERYTHING!
    We believers must help each other to stand FIRM, and TRUST His timing! Thank you for your encouragement. It means so much...

    Hope you had a great weekend!


  3. Hi Sharon,

    Thanks for the reminder that God is our leader and his thought towards us are of good and not evil.

    Just also wanted to thnak you for viisting my blog and your gracious comment; to God be the glory! It is very lovely to meet you.



  4. I have added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower also if you care to.

  5. this is a good post. I rarely watch the news but did tonight. So much scary things...thanks for this

  6. Toyin - Thanks so much for stopping by! I was really inspired by your blog - looking forward to your future thoughts (and it's lovely to meet you, too!) Praise God, His thoughts toward us are GOOD - all the time.

    Stan - Welcome!! I will be over to visit you soon! By the way...I agree - Colts football, Colts football...and um, Colts football! (What happened yesterday?!)

    Sarah - Glad you enjoyed this. Skip the news - that's what I say! I like God's daily "bread" better!!


  7. Thanks, Lynda - today has been a day that I needed this message myself!! I am holding on to HOPE!


  8. Hi Sharon, Hope you are having a blessed day;Just wanted to thank you again for visting my blog and your gracious comments;To God be the glory. I am glad that your relationship with Christ has become more intimate in the last two years; it is really awesome walking closely with Jesus! Have a great weekend.

  9. After reading your posts I added myself to your list of followers. May God Bless You.

  10. Toyin - Thank you. Yes, God has been completely faithful to me. He has brought me so many blessings! He is SO good! I echo your sentiment: TO GOD BE THE GLORY!! Keep up the wonderful work you do on your blog - it's so meaningful!

    JT - Welcome!! Thanks for joining me on the journey! May God continue to bless you also.

  11. I love how incredibly applicable the Word is to TODAY! even in the midst of our modern world, His Word has truth to speak over it! thank you for sharing this.

  12. Mariel - So glad that God's Word spoke to you! He is SO relevant!!! His absolute Truth spans the centuries, and speaks to the human heart.



"So I have been greatly encouraged in the midst of my troubles and suffering, dear brothers and sisters, because you have remained strong in your faith. It gives me new life to know that you are standing firm in the Lord. How I thank God for you!"
(1 Thessalonians 3:7-9)

Thanks for your comments - it is such a joy to be sharing my journey with friends like YOU!