Deeper Day 278: The Promise of Restoration

Today I felt stirred to thumb through my Bible. I was wondering what God had to say. This is not a common tactic for me, but ever so often it’s what I’m led to do…Then I heard, “Jeremiah”. So I began to thumb through that book and “happened” to come across this.

“Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. For this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says about the houses in this city and the royal palaces of Judah that have been torn down to be used against the siege ramps and the sword in the fight with the Babylonians. They will be filled with the dead bodies of the men I will slay in my anger and wrath. I will hide my face from this city because of all its wickedness. Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security. I will bring Judah and Israel back from captivity and will rebuild them as they were before. I will cleanse them from all the sin they have committed against me and will forgive all their sins of rebellion against Me. Then this city will bring Me renown, joy, praise and honor before all nations on earth that hear o fall the good things I do for it; and they will be in awe and will tremble at the abundant prosperity and peace I provide for it.” Jeremiah 33: 3-9

Yes, I know these words were spoken from God over a specific people group, at a specific time, but today I felt an invitation to receive the same promise. It was as if God reached into scripture and said, “This is also for you. Also, for America at this time. Do you trust Me enough to believe for it?” My answer is simple yet complex, “Yes, I will believe.” He was pointing out the first and the last part of these verses mostly. The promises of Him being found when we call on Him, and Him restoring our nation.

This message piggy backs the message I wrote about “Remembering Ninevah” a few days ago. I DO believe the best is yet to come. I DO believe we are in the middle of a heavenly reset that will change not only our lives, but the lives of our children and our children’s children. This is the moment. I DO believe.

Whatever the world looks like, today I take a stand upon God’s promise. He’s not finished yet, so I won’t act like He is. I will partner with hope, in all things. I will trust Him. I will take Him at His word, not try to qualify it or make it more palatable for others. I will believe. Will you?

Prayer Moment: God, help me to hold onto this word You’ve given me. Lord, as more things get exposed, help me to keep a heavenly perspective. Help me to keep You constantly before me. Help me to stay Your course. I will follow You anywhere. Even if none will go with me, I will follow You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.