“For Israel and Judah will not be forsaken by their God, the Lord who rules over all. For the land of Babylonia is full of guilt against the Holy One of Israel.
Jeremiah 51:5 NET
Jeremiah, inspired by the Holy Spirit, wrote a long list of prophecies against surrounding nation’s during the time leading up to the Babylonian exile.
One of these nation’s that would be judged was Babylon itself. The Jews would be exiled there because of their disobedience, but later, God would judge the nation of Babylon too.
In all of the discipline, anxiety and fear, God still wanted the Jews to know that He was with them. He wanted them to know that He was still paying attention. He wanted them to know that He still had a plan.
Your situation might look bleak. It might look like there is no end in sight. It might look desperate. But in the middle of your situation, remember that God doesn’t forsake His people. He won’t leave you alone!
But He does want you to depend and trust in Him. He does want you to live an obedient life based on His Word. He does want you to accept Salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ.
In the midst of whatever you are going through, turn to Him!
It is not very easy to snap back to the things of God when you are going through a difficult time if you are not already walking close to Him.
When you do have a close relationship with the Lord, your heart and mind are in tune with His will. You more easily go to Him for help.
Remember, Jesus didn’t promise us a trouble free life. He did promise that He would never leave us or forsake us (Matt.28:20). He did promise that He would send us the Holy Spirit.
You have all the spiritual blessings in the heavenlies (Eph.1). So stay in His Presence so you realize they are yours for this life here and now.
Lord, thank You that You are always with me. I pray that I never allow anything to be more important than You.