As I was reading through the chapters in preparation for today’s devotion, I made a note in my journal that said, “It’s hard, out of the reading from Judges to perceive the promises of restoration found in Jeremiah.” And then I started thinking that happens a lot in life. In one time, or season, God give promises of future events. And those promises get us charged up, but then somewhere in the middle—sometime between the original promise and the fulfillment, usually in the middle of a mess—we look around and ask, “God, how are you ever going to get me to all the things you promised me?”
But Jeremiah reminds us that the Lord is ever faithful. “’The days are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when I will fulfill the gracious promise I made…’” (33:14). The days are coming…
I was speaking with a friend last night who said, “Every season feels like it will last forever. But then before I know it, it’s over.” And she’s right (I have such smart friends). This season that I’m in, which feels like it has lasted forever, will be over before I know it. The promise God made to me are not that far off. They are right around the corner. My “day” will be here before I know it.
But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high. ~ Psalm 3:3