Jeremiah 38:10

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16 June, 2024




Then the king commanded Ebed-Melek the Cushite, “Take thirty men from here with you and lift Jeremiah the prophet out of the cistern before he dies.”


Sometimes doing what God asks you to do gets you "stuck in the mud", at least that's what happened to Jeremiah. He was given a difficult message to deliver to the king and people of Judah and the people living in Jerusalem. When the locals heard the message, they didn't like it and threw Jeremiah to the bottom of a muddy well.

To most outsiders it might have seemed like God let Jeremiah down. here was a guys who faithfully delivered the word of God and what does he get in return? He just gets thrown in a well and forgotten about... or so it seams.

Even in the dark and damp mud of the well, God had a plan for Jeremiah's safety. He used an outsider, a man from Cush (modern day Ethiopia), to rescue Jeremiah from the well. Yes, following God's will and plan led to a time of darkness and trial, but it also ended with God bringing about a safe solution for all involved.

God tells us himself that he will not ask more of us than we can handle (1Cor 10:13), so why not be courageous and take on the tasks God puts before you and let him surprise you with what you can achieve when you do things with Him.

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, you have given me so many good things, like grace and forgiveness, my friends and family, my house and clothing all good things come from you. Help me to remember your goodness, especially when life gets tough and my situation is less than ideal. In Jesus name, Amen