Daily Devotion on Jeremiah 38:1-13
Text: Jeremiah 38:1-13
This is the pits!
We use that expression often in our culture to express a bad situation. “This situation is so bad it’s like I’m stuck below ground in a pit.”
It might be an apt expression, but the prophet Jeremiah probably wouldn’t care for it. Jeremiah was literally thrown into a pit! All he did was follow God’s command and preach his Word to God’s people. Yet they were so angry they threw him into a large cistern-pit!
Jeremiah’s whole life story is a good reminder to us. Sometimes this life is the pits. We have all kinds of troubles and hardships in this world. And to make them hurt even more, sometimes these troubles come because we are Christians or because we are sharing our faith–just like Jeremiah.
Yet while we suffer for following Christ, we have our Lord’s promise that he is always with us to strengthen and sustain us. Whether we remain in the “pit” we are enduring at the time, or whether we are pulled out like Jeremiah, God will always be with us and work everything for our good.
Trust that the Lord will be with you through the mountains and valleys of your life. And yes, even when you’re in the pits.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, so often in this life I struggle with pains and problems and persecutions. Often, these come because I bear your name and proclaim your Word. Watch over and protect me, as you did Jeremiah, and guide me safely to my heavenly home. I pray in your name. Amen.
Posted on September 20, 2012, in Church, Daily Devotions, Preschool and tagged Church, Daily Devotions, Endure, Guide, Jeremiah, Pit, Protect, School, Suffer, The Pits. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.