September 11, 2013

Today you should read: Jeremiah 50:1-16

Don’t you love a happy ending?  You watch a movie – everything seems lost – you’ve shed a tear or two (you made sure no one saw you), and just when its minutes from being over everything changes and the victim becomes the victor (to borrow a Joel Osteen line) – a happy ending!  Nothing wrong with that…

All of Jeremiah has been a bad scene from a movie.  Death – destruction – hurt – loss – now … FINALLY Jeremiah gets to give some good news.  The villain (Babylon) is going to lose in the end and be destroyed by the Lord of Hosts and Israel – God’s chosen people – are coming home to stay.  God always keeps His promises!

I don’t know where this JumpStart finds you… maybe things look glum.  Maybe you don’t know where to turn and you feel like you’re living the scene of the worst movie ever.  Don’t give up – God is still on His throne.  He hasn’t forgotten His plan for Israel, or for you…

“For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.”  29:11

Call out to Him – He will hear you and answer…

“Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.”  33:3

Remember – God is sovereign – that means He’s in charge of everything.  Nothing can happen in your life unless it goes past His desk and He signs off on it…

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.  For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren.

 Romans 8:28-29

He’s faithful and you can trust in Him!

Posted by: Tim Parsons

Author: Center Point Church

A multi-campus church in central Kentucky. Our mission is to take everyone we meet one step closer to becoming a true disciple of Jesus Christ.

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