And it came to pass after ten days, that the word of the Lord came unto Jeremiah.
In this Chapter verse we can see about Jeremiah praying to God for children of Israel for asking about what is to be done for them and whither they should go. The word of the Lord came after 10 days not just on instant, it took time to recieve the answer for which Israelites where waiting for. We live in a world where instant coffee and quick access to things has made us comfortable with easy and instant things to be done.
But prophet Jeremiah and Israelites had to wait 10 days for the answer, so my question is are we willing to wait ? even if, 9 days its completely silent no answer only. When God is silent its doesn’t mean, He is not listening but He is working on backstage for you, when the test is going on teacher is always silent. Sometimes being Consistent in prayer even though, you have not yet seen the miracle, deliverance and blessing you have been waiting for is hard.
The feeling of doubt comes around when the answer is delayed but always remember God is faithful, your availability for showing up in prayer even in silence can work for miracle you never imagined off. 1 Corinthians 2 :9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
You have to just obey, trust in his way, be consistent in prayer and meditating on the word, he will do immeasurable things for you that you can never imagine off.
Jeremiah 42:21 “I have told you today, but you still have not obeyed the Lord your God in all he sent me to tell you.”
Nebuchadnezzar had destroyed Jerusalem and taken most of the people captive to Babylon.
The small remnant that remained came to Jeremiah and asked him to pray to God for them.
The people wanted to know if they should stay in the land they were in or go to Egypt.
“Ten days later the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah”
God promised to be with the people and protect them if they stayed in the land, but He warned them that if they went to Egypt the very things they feared would overtake them.
Instead of following the word of God, they disobeyed God and were determined to follow their own plan.
They were headed to Egypt.
We can often make the same mistake—seeking God’s approval for the plans we’ve made rather than asking him what our plans should be.
It is not good to make plans apart from God’s guidance.
We need to realize that God knows everything about our life, our circumstances, and our future.
He knows the best way for us to go.
Trust Him, and look to Him for His guidance and direction.
Jooley Mathew Z