September 2, 2019 Anglican Daily Fountain Devotional : TOPIC - GOD HAS NOT ABANDONED YOU

September 2, 2019 Anglican Daily Fountain Devotional : TOPIC - GOD HAS NOT ABANDONED YOU


10. Woe is me, my mother, That you have borne me, A man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth! I have neither lent for interest, Nor have men lent to me for interest. Every one of them curses me. 

11. The Lord said: “Surely it will be well with your remnant; Surely I will cause the enemy to intercede with you In the time of adversity and in the time of affliction.
12. Can anyone break iron, The northern iron and the bronze?
13. Your wealth and your treasures I will give as plunder without price, Because of all your sins, Throughout your territories.
14. And I will make you cross over with your enemies Into a land which you do not know; For a fire is kindled in My anger, Which shall burn upon you.”
15. O Lord , You know; Remember me and visit me, And take vengeance for me on my persecutors. In Your enduring patience, do not take me away. Know that for Your sake I have suffered rebuke.
16. Your words were found, and I ate them, And Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; For I am called by Your name, O Lord God of hosts.
17. I did not sit in the assembly of the mockers, Nor did I rejoice; I sat alone because of Your hand, For You have filled me with indignation.
18. Why is my pain perpetual And my wound incurable, Which refuses to be healed? Will You surely be to me like an unreliable stream, As waters that fail?
19. Therefore thus says the Lord : “If you return, Then I will bring you back; You shall stand before Me; If you take out the precious from the vile, You shall be as My mouth. Let them return to you, But you must not return to them.
20. And I will make you to this people a fortified bronze wall; And they will fight against you, But they shall not prevail against you; For I am with you to save you And deliver you,” says the Lord .
21. “I will deliver you from the hand of the wicked, And I will redeem you from the grip of the terrible.”

When God called Jeremiah, He assured him that before he was born He knew him and had sanctified him and ordained him as a prophet to the nations (Jeremiah 1:5). Along the line, Jeremiah faced a lot of challenges in his prophetic assignment that he even regretted the day he was born as a man (verse 10). He even felt that God had abandoned and failed him (verse 18), despite his integrity. Though Jeremiah did not join the people to sin, he was sharing in their suffering. God assured him no harm would befall him on the day of disaster (verse 11). God also charged him not to sink to the level of the people (verse 19).
In life, challenges must come, both to the believer and to the unbeliever. How we handle these challenges makes the difference. Are you passing through tough times that you feel like giving up? Dr. Robert Schuller, in his book said, Tough Times Never Last But Tough People Do.
When Elijah felt that way, God brought him back to his senses and even fed him twice with food that sustained him for 40 days (1 Kings 19:5-8). My beloved, please dont give up, help is on the way. Our God will never abandon you or forsake you (Hebrews 13:5). Even if your problem is a result of sin, God is ready to show you mercy if you repent.

PRAYER: Oh Lord My God, You know what I am passing through; may You never be far from me in Jesus Name.
September 2, 2019 Anglican Daily Fountain Devotional : TOPIC - GOD HAS NOT ABANDONED YOU September 2, 2019 Anglican Daily Fountain Devotional : TOPIC - GOD HAS NOT ABANDONED YOU Reviewed by Muyiwa Abodunrin (Muyilight) on September 02, 2019 Rating: 5

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