“But as for me, behold, I am in your hands. Do with me as seems good and right to you”       Jeremiah 26:14                                                                                                            

Jeremiah the Old Testament Prophet of God was being persecuted for speaking a message of repentance, and he finds himself in that place where some of us have been, asking the question, ‘God are You in this?’  Where are You?  My very life seems to be in the hands of men who would want to kill me also, just like the other prophets.

“But as for me, behold, I am in Your hands. Do with me as seems good and right to You” 

 Sometimes it seems like we’ve fallen out of God’s hands.  We are facing a difficult trial, a misunderstanding that leads us to try and comprehend it ourselves.  The fact is that “For with God nothing shall be impossible.” Luke 1:37.   When we find ourselves in times of persecution, we need to remember that as a child of God. nothing can happen to us in this life except that it go through God’s hand first.

Jeremiah by saying that he was in their hand, didn’t mean that he was not under the care of God. Jesus spoke to His disciples not to fear those who could kill the body. Matthew 10:28.   Nothing can separate us from God, except by permission be given them.  If we believe this to be true, than we can expect it to be tried by God.  This means that we will have times of persecution and testing that God will allow for us to see His hand of deliverance and healing.  

Even if it seems to be going on forever, God’s hand is in it, and His hands are greater than any man.   Without doubt our life can never be in the hand of men, but Jeremiah said, that his life was in their hand,  God’s way is not our way, we are given these times that we may see in faith God’s providence, and know for certainty that when we are delivered that it really was God, who brought us through victoriously.  So when the enemy seems to be creeping in, casting a cloud that causes us to believe that there is no escape, that the God steps forward and sheds light on what was once dark, and we are lifted up by those same hands that were always there, and then we can sing that great old hymn,  ‘Great is Thy Faithfulness” 

“But as for me, behold, I am in Your hands. Do with me as seems good and right to You” 

I have a feeling Jeremiah knew that as he submitted to whatever was coming through man, he trusted God and knew that He was faithful to complete the work He began in him. It was more a revelation of God’s final action against his persecutors that would ultimately stand.

I hope I’m not boring you with my inclusion of my season of trial while I go through this chemotherapy.  I finished my 4th round yesterday.  The side effects  were extreme this round. I have to tell you that as that needle was put into my vein, and that drip began to come into my body, this verse came to me.

Although man was giving to me what I honestly don’t really want, it is being done by God’s hand, and in Him I trust that He will do what is good and right to me.  Maybe you’re in the camp of seasons right now where the trials God has sent are manageable.  And maybe this causes you to look at trials like the one I’m going through as close but yet distant.  It’s not something you would choose for yourself. Count it all grace, because God has set you in the palm of His hand, and whatever comes, we are given the opportunity to rejoice, and thank Him for His faithfulness.


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  1. reminds me of Mary, mother of Jesus…. she had this same heart… “may it be unto me as you say” This takes courage… to submit and at the same time to rejoice in doing it…
    great post

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