The promises of God are words of glorious hope to the believer. For the Christian who is suffering, God’s promises are tangible truths that are held ever so tightly to the heart.
In the 31st chapter of Jeremiah, we find God’s people enduring life as captives in exile. Their physical circumstances got the better of them and they turned their ears away from God’s prophet, lost sight of hope, and began to doubt the honor of their Lord.
In loving compassion, God described the future that He had planned for them. A future filled with true satisfaction in Him. The priests, whose souls longed for the Lord and for His people to turn their hearts back to their God would be satiated; drenched in the abundance of God’s grace. The people would once again look to their Maker and would find genuine satisfaction as they basked in the goodness of the Lord.
Today, let’s firmly decide to base our future on the beautiful reality that God is good. In confusing times, don’t turn away, rather, run towards Him. Only in the Lord will true satisfaction be ours.