Do you trust God with some or with all?
From Jeremiah: A 33-Day Devotional
Life can be overwhelming, and we often feel the weight of the world on our shoulders. Maybe it's the children screaming or the troubled relationship or the bills that keep piling in the mailbox. Before we realize it, we’re hosting a pity party in our own living room and questioning God's presence.
In Jeremiah 15, Jeremiah is having his own pity party as he pleads for mercy and relief. He goes so far as to remind God of how devoted and committed a servant he has been — as if God needs reminding (Jeremiah 15:18). Jeremiah clearly felt forgotten and rejected by God, and he questioned God's faithfulness.
Does this sound familiar? Sometimes we get so caught up in life's daily struggles we forget to trust the Lord with all of our struggles. We begin bargaining with God and justifying why we deserve better circumstances. God reminds us in Jeremiah that we can trust Him no matter what our situation is "...for I am with you to rescue and save you" (Jeremiah 15:20b).
When we find that the load we’re carrying is too heavy, it’s a sign that we haven’t released our entire situation into God’s waiting hands. He promises to deliver those who seek and yearn for Him.
- What’s one area of your life where you have trouble completely trusting God?
- What’s one thing you can do this week to begin trusting God completely with that part of your life?