Friday, January 24, 2014

Jeremiah 32-34: The Timing of Destiny's Tapestry

Jeremiah 32:27
Amplified Bible (AMP)

 27 Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh; is there anything too hard for Me?

This verse jumped out to me this morning. 

I have been pondering the blessings the Lord has given me and my family.  Many doors are opening for us, and I don't believe in coincidence.

Father knows what we need and when we need it.  Nothing is too hard for Him!

I've experienced answers to prayer over and over again, and I am thankful!  Yet, some prayers and questions remain unanswered.   My heart wonders why? 

No, nothing is too hard for my God.  It's not the difficulty of the request or the complexity of the question that blocks fulfillment.


We may be asking for a good thing with sincere motives, but the answer doesn't come or the petition remains ungranted. Could the timing be out of sink with God's plan? 

God weaves a tapestry of destiny for us, but that tapestry contains more than just our unique thread.  The threads of many other unique beings are woven together with mine.  My destiny, your destiny, is thread twisted around another and another.  The result is colorful and beautiful and holy.

Jeremiah is telling King Zedekiah of Judah everything he doesn't want to hear.  I do understand why the king would be irate.  Zedekiah will not escape the captivity of the Chaldeans.  It doesn't look good for him. 

King Zedekiah asks why Jeremiah is speaking like this?

Jeremiah 32:3-4
Amplified Bible (AMP)

3 For Zedekiah king of Judah had locked him up, saying, Why do you prophesy and say, Thus says the Lord: Behold, I am giving this city into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall take it;

4 And Zedekiah king of Judah shall not escape out of the hands of the Chaldeans but shall surely be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon, and shall speak with him face to face and see him eye to eye;

The tapestry of destiny for God's own Israel and Judah depend on this difficult but necessary captivity.  The unique threads of the captives will be woven together in the midst of captivity and the future tapestry will be beautiful. 

Sin had marred, but the blessing of captivity will remove that spot and iron that wrinkle.

God's timing for His people's restoration is in the future.

Jeremiah 33:6
Amplified Bible (AMP)

6 Behold, [in the future restored Jerusalem] I will lay upon it health and healing, and I will cure them and will reveal to them the abundance of peace (prosperity, security, stability) and truth.

Isn't the promise worth the spot removing, ironing process of captivity?

Abba, give us the courage to wait for You.  Meanwhile, we will allow You to remove our spots and iron our wrinkles.  Our glory will be a reflection of You!  In the name if Jesus, AMEN!!!


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