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“Then the Lord gave me this message: “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: The good figs represent the exiles I sent from Judah to the land of the Babylonians. I will watch over and care for them, and I will bring them back here again. I will build them up and not tear them down. I will plant them and not uproot them. I will give them hearts that recognize me as the Lord. They will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return to me wholeheartedly.” ‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭24:4-7‬

Any of us who have followed God for any period of time know that sometimes he is very confusing. He promises to be with us and yet tragedies happen. He promises to love us yet at times he seems completely absent. He promises to protect and yet we get hurt.

The problem is, God does not think the way we think. His ways are not like our ways. He is not a God who thinks like a human.

In today’s passage, God sent the exiles into bondage (a very bad thing) so he could care for and restore them ( a very good thing).

Even though the Israelites don’t understand what was happening, in the long run they would see it was really in their best interest for God to bring them through the situation he was bringing them through.

We don’t always understand his working but we can always trust his results. So whatever struggles you’re going through today. Whatever has you afraid or anxious or confused, remember that all of this, for whatever reason, is in God‘s plan and he only wants his best for your life. He brought you through yesterday, you are here today, trust him with your tomorrow.

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