Christian Devotional – July 11, 2013

VERSE:

Jeremiah 12:1–You are always righteous, Lord, when I bring a case before you. Yet I would speak with you about your justice: Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why do all the families live at ease?

TRUTH:

Jeremiah asks the same question that many of us ask: why do good things happen to bad people? Jeremiah doesn’t understand why God allowed the things that He does and often it doesn’t make sense to us either. The Lord answer Jeremiah later in the chapter, reminding him that He is God and that Jeremiah can’t know or understand all that He is doing. Jeremiah is┬áto just trust that He is righteous. Do we trust God even when we don’t understand Him?

RESPONSE:

Father, I will trust in Your ways even when I don’t understand them. I know You are righteous and just and I will trust in You. I will not be distracted by what others do, but will focus on my relationship with You and being obedient to all You ask of me.

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