Jeremiah 33:23-26 (NLT)
23 The Lord gave another message to Jeremiah. He said, 24 “Have you noticed what people are saying?—‘The Lord chose Judah and Israel and then abandoned them!’ They are sneering and saying that Israel is not worthy to be counted as a nation. 25 But this is what the Lord says: I would no more reject my people than I would change my laws that govern night and day, earth and sky. 26 I will never abandon the descendants of Jacob or David, my servant, or change the plan that David’s descendants will rule the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Instead, I will restore them to their land and have mercy on them.”
God gave Jeremiah a prophecy about Judah and Israel. The people had broken their covenant with God and they were feeling as though God had abandoned them. Yet it was the people who had abandoned God. God gave His reassurance to Jeremiah that He would not reject His people. God said just as He would not change the rules governing the universe, neither would he change His promises to His people.
As the people were about to go into the promised land Moses spoke to them and said, “Be strong and courageous! For you will lead these people into the land that the Lord swore to their ancestors he would give them. You are the one who will divide it among them as their grants of land. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.” What an encouraging word that God would not fail them or abandon them. But God also gives us an encouraging word out of 2 Corinthians 4, “We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves. We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies.” How wonderful it is to know God will always be with us no matter what the circumstance. Pray and give praise to God that he will not forsake or abandon you. Thank Him for always being there with you providing His love, mercy and grace.