Jeremiah 11-12 B

“Lord, you always give me justice when I bring a case before you. So let me bring you this complaint: Why are the wicked so prosperous? Why are evil people so happy?” 12:1

I had a similar conversation with the Lord around 2am last night. Reading these chapters today was comforting; I like being reminded that God can handle our doubt and guides us in our limited understanding of his sovereignty.

I thought it was interesting in chapter 11 when he tells Jeremiah to give up and stop praying for Israel. It got me thinking about how often I want a say in what God’s love looks like. Jeremiah is pleading with God to punish the wicked, but advocating for him to keep chasing after Israel? Don’t they fall under the “wicked” category after all they’ve done against the Lord?

Last night won’t be the last time I lose sleep trying to sort through God’s sovereignty. I need to relinquish my desire for control, and choose to trust him every day. Our relationship with God and submission to his holiness is a daily choice, an act.

Do you try to dictate how God love?

Where do you need to let go of control?

-Carly

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