Sometimes we (and I mean me) need reminders about God’s protection of us.
Jeremiah 29:11 states that God has a hope and a purpose for our lives.
Psalm 105 is a text of proof for the assertions made in Jeremiah 29:11
While the entire Psalm shows God’s faithfulness and protective hand, because of his promises to bring about His plans, Psalm 105: 23-36 discusses all that God did for the Jews when they were about to be freed from Egypt:
23 Then Israel entered Egypt;
Jacob resided as a foreigner in the land of Ham.
24 The LORD made his people very fruitful;
he made them too numerous for their foes,
25 whose hearts he turned to hate his people,
to conspire against his servants.
26 He sent Moses his servant,
and Aaron, whom he had chosen.
27 They performed his signs among them,
his wonders in the land of Ham.
28 He sent darkness and made the land dark—
for had they not rebelled against his words?
29 He turned their waters into blood,
causing their fish to die.
30 Their land teemed with frogs,
which went up into the bedrooms of their rulers.
31 He spoke, and there came swarms of flies,
and gnats throughout their country.
32 He turned their rain into hail,
with lightning throughout their land;
33 he struck down their vines and fig trees
and shattered the trees of their country.
34 He spoke, and the locusts came,
grasshoppers without number;
35 they ate up every green thing in their land,
ate up the produce of their soil.
36 Then he struck down all the firstborn in their land,
the firstfruits of all their manhood.
What struck me was verse 37:
He also brought them out with silver and gold, and there was none feeble among His tribes.
Looking closely, you will see that God laid out His judgment on Egypt; however, when Egypt finally relented and allowed the Jews to leave, the Jews left blessed financially and able to be up to the task they faced.
Now, I know that they ended up in the wilderness, because they couldn’t be patient with God, unable to show solid faith some of the time. However, God did keep His promises–He was faithful.
The same is true, today. The world is crazy, people are seem to just be losing sight of right and wrong and how we are suppose to live according to God’s Word. We all have flaws contributing to the ills of society. HOWEVER….a huge however, God is still faithful, long-suffering and full of love for us. He wants to bless us and show us that even though we are surrounded by societal dysfunction of epic proportions, God can cause our circumstances to transcend everything, so that He is glorified, so folks look to Him.
I don’t know about you, but I am so glad and grateful that God is the same yesterday, today and forever.