Have you ever been in a situation where you feel like life will never be the same again? Your emotions or circumstances are in disarray?

The people of Israel experienced the same sort of distress with their circumstances. Their distress was brought on by sin, and perhaps yours was or wasn’t. Regardless, God’s kindness in the Old Testament to Israel is one we can hope in as well. If God was willing to forgive an unrepentant and idolatrous nation, then how much more will he forgive us? How much more will he help his children when he sees them in pain and suffering?

Not only does God bring healing to Israel, which is what we all want in situations where we feel broken, but he also promises to restore their fortunes. And so it is with us. You may be thinking today and wondering if you will ever go back to your normal happy way of life. Perhaps you are faced with a life-altering medical diagnosis, a loved one has passed away, or you have experienced tumultuous circumstances. We can take the promise written to Israel in the Old Testament to heart because that is exactly what God plans on doing for us. It may not be here on Earth, but it will happen. One day we will be perfectly happy in Christ when we are glorified with him. We have that hope to look to.

Take heart, God will not leave you broken. He will heal you because you are his child, and he will restore you completely in the future.

Dear Lord, thank you so much for your promises. Please guide me through this difficult time and give me the grace to walk through it in your strength, not mine. Amen.

Throughout This Day: Spend some time reading Jeremiah 33 and meditating on God’s goodness.

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