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Jeremiah 32:21-23
You brought your people Israel out of the land of Egypt with signs and wonders, with a strong hand and outstretched arm, and with great terror. And you gave them this land, which you swore to their fathers to give them, a land flowing with milk and honey and they entered and took possession of it but they did not obey your voice or walk in your law. They did nothing of all you commanded them to do. Therefore you have made all this disaster come upon them.

Have you been begging God for something? Did you not quite get what you expected, maybe it wasn’t quite what you had before or maybe it hasn’t turned out to be quite the position you thought you would get. Whatever the case may be, you aren’t quite satisfied with where you are or maybe how things seem to be turning out.

God blessed Israel with the “Promised Land”. Was it easy? No. Was it all they had dreamed it would be on every level? No, there were battles to fight and giants to face and on top of all that, there were temptations.

Often when God gives us something new; a new beginning, a second chance, a new ministry, a new marriage, etc. it isn’t quite what we anticipated in the beginning. Trust Him! Don’t get down in the mouth and start complaining. See what you are facing as a challenge, a step leading you to the next level. You haven’t reached all that God has for you in your promised land yet but you will if you remain faithful and you follow His lead. Don’t rebel as the Israelites did. They became discontent and they allowed other gods in their lives and they allowed ungodly people to influence their decisions, they became complacent until God had to intervene and discipline them.

God loves us and His grace is always sufficient. Know that you can trust Him. Thankfully God is a god of mercy and He cares enough to deliver us when we seek Him with all our hearts, mind and soul. God wants His best for you, He wants His best for your marriage, your finances, your job – first and foremost He wants you. He wants a relationship with you and He wants you to trust Him enough to follow Him through the good and the bad. He will lead you through even when you just can’t seem to find the way. Don’t allow Satan to discourage you in what God is trying to do in your life. God has a great plan for you, it may not seem right now like what you thought it would be but if you will just follow Him and trust Him the best is yet to come!

Quote:
“Our greatest danger in life is in permitting the urgent things to crowd out the important.” Charles E. Hummel

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Janet Scott is an author, speaker and certified life coach. Janet loves to encourage women in their daily walk with the Lord.

  • Sandy Aug 13, 2017, 7:37 am

    I read this reading 2 days after it was posted. It was perfect for the way my day went. God was with me through that day. I was so upset I forgot to ask God for help. Thank you for the reading, even 2 days after the fact it was perfect. I thank God for being my rock and my strength.

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