Be Not Crushed

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Discouragement is one of the worst feelings a person can experience.  When that discouragement comes upon us because we see those we love headed down the wrong path it can feel downright debilitating.  However, Jeremiah tells us that the Lord promises to help us to persevere.

The word of the LORD came to me, saying:
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
before you were born I dedicated you,
a prophet to the nations I appointed you.

But do you gird your loins;
stand up and tell them
all that I command you.
Be not crushed on their account,
as though I would leave you crushed before them;
for it is I this day
who have made you a fortified city,
a pillar of iron, a wall of brass,
against the whole land:
against Judah’s kings and princes,
against its priests and people.
They will fight against you but not prevail over you,
for I am with you to deliver you, says the LORD.

He will build up our spirit and make certain that we will not be crushed.

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One Response to Be Not Crushed

  1. Nancy Novicki says:

    2015 was quite a challenging year! Thank you Lord for blessing me with
    the gift of perserverance!

    Welcome back, Gary! Hope your mind has been rested!

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