Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, in order to fulfill the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah… Ezra 1:1a
It had been 70 years! Jeremiah was long gone. But God still fulfilled His word!
Jeremiah prophesied that the Jews would be exiled, but would return in 70 years. The prophesy was fulfilled when King Cyrus of Persia released the Jews to go back to Jerusalem and rebuild the temple of God.
Not only did he make a proclamation, he provided materials and asked others to do so too!
We can be assured that God’s promises are true. But we need to understand that they are not on our time. God knows what He’s doing and He has His own timeline. But He will do it!
We don’t always understand why! We don’t always see all the reasonings. But we need to trust that He will do it!
And we can trust, because He is faithful and has accomplished His Word over and over.
So this brings up the issue of knowing His word and trusting Him. Are you doing it?
If His Word is true and He sees it through, don’t you think you should know His promises found in His Word?
Father, thank You for Your Word and that You always accomplish what You say You will do.