Shirley cried softly as she packed the last of the kitchen items. Four months ago Fred, her husband of three years, had told her that he had fallen in love with one of his co-workers, and that he wanted a divorce. After Fred moved out, Shirley had struggled emotionally and financially. Now, she could not afford to pay the rent with her part-time salary. Shirley had repeatedly called Fred and tried to get him to go to marriage counseling, but he refused. He told her, “it’s over. You need to accept that and move on with your life.” When she and Fred had married, he had accepted a position with a firm that required them to move more than 600 miles from her friends and She had been too embarrassed to call her sister and tell her that Fred had left her. As he closed the last box of dishes, she wondered what was going to happen to her and how she would manage in without her husband.

Jesus Christ has promised never to leave us alone. In spite of the darkness around. He is ever present


For, lo, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will bring again the captivity of my people Israel and Judah, saith the Lord: and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it. (Jeremiah 30:3)

In this verse, we see Jeremiah delivering a more specific message of hope to the people of Judah. His message, is not simply one that contains words of comfort and consolation to a suffering people. Actually it is a vision for their future! Even though it is their fault that they have come into captivity, we will see that God still loves His people and that He cares deeply for them. We must be careful to remember that it is only a trick of the Enemy to make us believe that our sins separate us from the loving care and concern of God. Through the blood of His son Jesus, the Christ, we are always in the thoughts of God, and there is nothing that can separate us from His love.

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