God Will Get You Through
“Should you then seek great things for yourself? Seek them not. For I will bring disaster on all people, declares the LORD, but wherever you go I will let you escape with your life” (Jeremiah 45:5).
Jeremiah’s scribe, Baruch, surely suffered as much as Jeremiah. After he recorded everything Jeremiah heard from the Lord, he read the prophecies publicly. Then he had to read them again before a group of leaders, after which he was instructed to go into hiding with Jeremiah. A little later he heard his scroll had been sliced to pieces and burned. To his surprise (and probably terror), Jeremiah gave Baruch another scroll and said, “God has told me to do it over. Let’s start.” Baruch became discouraged and afraid, but he also prayed. And God answered.
God gave Jeremiah a special message for Baruch. He told Baruch he would preserve his life in all circumstances. God warned him not to seek great things for himself because everyone would experience adversity. But God promised to rescue him.
The assurance of God’s presence must have been a powerful comfort to Baruch. That same assurance is available to us. God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5). Jesus promised, “I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matthew 28:20).
These promises do not mean that nothing bad will ever happen to us. They mean that we can count on God’s presence as we face all that life brings our way. Even in the midst of terrible circumstances, God is with us, saving us in ways we may not even be able to comprehend at the time. Jesus said, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).
It doesn’t matter what your circumstances are at this moment, God has a future for you that is filled with good things. Even though you may have to go through tough times, take God’s hand and walk with Him. He promises He won’t let you fall.
Going Deeper p. 981, NIV The Power of a Praying Woman BIBLE. Prayer and Study Helps by STORMIE OMARTIAN
This angle. Because niwang. Haha #oinkproblems 🙆🌸 #sorrynotsorry #selfiewheniniligan because kebs. 😝
Anonymous said: Hey! So can you help me with a question ? My girls youth group have been having. How can I explain to them that “secular music” is not right ? They want an exact verse that says it. But in my eyes there is no right or wrong. When we do something we have to ask if it's something that praises or is parroted by God ...
Secular just means anything not sacred. I don’t think the secular song “Happy Birthday” is a sinful song to sing. I also don’t think singing about the love someone has for their wife or daughter or tractor is bad. It’s bad when we start talking about how inappropriate this one girl in the club was and how it got us lusting after her in our heart. Or when we start talking about how much we want wealth and fame and everything for ourselves. Or how we are god of our own lives and no one can tell us what to do.
Music itself isn’t a moral concept. It’s amoral. It’s not good or bad. But like many other amoral things, (wealth, fame, etc) it can carry or amplify a moral message. Music is holy and unholy based off of the content of the lyrics.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8
And probably the best passage for evaluating media:
Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. Galatians 5
There’s always that friend who sticks closer than a sister. Thanking God for your life Xa! Though we may not always talk that much anymore, know that Im always here for you. (Late lng, but I’ll be there, pramis 😘) love you lots! Happy happy birthday beautiful(inside&out)! ❤️ (Late for 53mins hahaha) 👯