Call to Me

Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.

—Jeremiah 33:3

Jeremiah was shut up in the court of the prison by King Zedekiah of Judah for speaking out against the false prophets who spoke lies to the people of Israel. While he was imprisoned for doing what God had commanded him to do, the word of the Lord came to him.

First, God said to Jeremiah, “Call to Me.” We might paraphrase this as “Keep in touch,” or “Keep praying.” God followed this with the assurance “I will answer” and then concluded with “and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.”

Some things can be revealed only through difficulty, but how can God show Himself faithful if we are never in a situation where only “great and mighty” can deliver or sustain us? I believe this encouragement to Jeremiah is appropriate for all of us as well.

God encourages you today, even when you face tough times and especially when they are not of your own doing, to keep in touch with Him. Don’t let the prison imprison your faith, but keep calling. He will indeed answer, for there are great and mighty things to be revealed in your difficult situations.

Now I want to be careful here. To be honest, I don’t like trials and testing any more than you do. In no way do I mean to belittle the difficulty you may be facing right now. But if God has allowed your current circumstance, there is something great and mighty that can come out of it. It might be a stronger or more compassionate you, or it might be a steadfast and immoveable spirit. Maybe a deeper trust born out of waiting will result.

But remember, no matter the circumstance, the depth of the difficulty, or even the darkness of the hour, call to Him. He will surely answer and reveal great and mighty things to you—right where you are!

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BARRY STAGNER

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