“I’ll turn things around for you. I’ll bring you back…you can count on it”
Jeremiah 29:14 MSG
In a week Olympic Fever will hit our TV’s! I think my favorite part is hearing people’s life journey to the Olympics. There’s something about a great turnaround story that gives you hope, especially when you seem to have lost your own!
So many times in life I could not see how my life could turnaround: how God could take my mess and turn it into a message. All I saw was brokenness and heartache, yet there was an underlying trust in my heavenly father. When Jeremiah spoke these words recorded in scripture, the people of Israel felt like I did. They couldn’t see how God’s promises to bless their nation could ever happen when they were in bondage—again. They had been caught in the cycle of sin, slavery, sorrow and salvation for centuries. How could things ever change for them? They seemed to keep getting themselves back in the same trouble over and over. The key to breaking free is found in verse 13. Through Jeremiah God tells His people “when you come looking for me, you’ll find me…when you get serious about finding me…you won’t be disappointed.” (The MSG) When the Israelites turn to God and away from their sin, God breaks them out of this cycle and brings them back into the Promised Land!
No matter what your situation…whether you brought this bondage on or if it’s a result of others choices, believe God’s Word and His promises over your feelings. He is the God of the Turnaround…you can count on it!
Father…I thank-you that you are all powerful. Nothing is too hard for you! No problem to difficult for you to break me free from. Help me to stand on Your Word today and trust You for the turnaround in my life! In Jesus name, Amen