"No one is more influential in your life than you are because no one talks to you as much as you do." I love this quote by Paul David Tripp. Are we counseling ourselves in Truth? According to the Word of God?
"Johanan, the son of Kareah and all the leaders of the forces with him heard of all the evil that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah had done." Jer 41:11. There is more evil in these chapters than we see in a lifetime. So what do we do with this kind of trouble? How did they live in the midst of this stress and uncertainty and horror?
And what did they tell themselves? "Whom shall I fear?" "I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the Goodness of God in the land of the living." Jeremiah offers a word as they wrestle to remember what God has done.
And Jeremiah's mantra is recorded for me and for you this very day: Seek not great things for yourself.
COME BOLDLY: Timeless Prayers
Oh God, we all have problems, and will have more as we walk uphill all the way home. Would you reveal to each of us what we are really telling ourselves? Would you let us see straight, the plumbline of our souls. Come, Lord Jesus!
PHOTO: When the clouds roll in on the farm, don't forget the work of God in your past life. Remember today what He has delivered you from.