Jer 13-15 Do you have the valley days? Those are the days when you think you are all alone or facing what no one has ever faced before. That was Jeremiah. Jeremiah talked to himself; yep, Mom is always right! I start arguments, and I quarrel with others. or for us, I am all alone here, God. 🙁 But, God said: Jeremiah: “You must repent of such words and thoughts!” [Jer. 15:19] We, God and Mom, also know that you have a choice when you are in the valley; you can stay there or start climbing.
So as Jeremiah starts his climb and with each step, he mumbles: “Lord, you know how I suffer…but “As your words came to me, I drank them in, and they filled my heart with joy and happiness because I belong to you” [Jer. 15:15] And the Lord heard and answered: “I will make you strong! Others may attack you, but I am with you, and I will rescue you.” [Jer 15:20] Mom and God were right, I kept climbing, and soon the mountaintop was just another step away. 🙂
You may be in the valley like Jeremiah, but you don’t have to stay there. You can climb that mountain, or you can stay in the valley. What will you choose? Where are you today? How can we pray for you?