Moreover the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah a second time, while he was still shut up in the court of the prison, saying, “Thus says the LORD who made it, the LORD who formed it to establish it (the LORD is His name): ‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’ – Jeremiah 33v1-3
What a great way to close 2011 even though, as we look forward for 2012, there is not a whole lot to get excited about.
We hear reviews of the past year and predictions for the next every year’s end. At the close of this year neither had much good news. Tragedies, terrorism, and economic disasters are at the forefront and nobody seems to have an answer as to how to solve in in the year to come.
We think this is bad, but in Jeremiah’s day it was even worse. Jeremiah knew that his nation was doomed. God told him that from the very start.
And yet, in the midst of that we read ‘Call unto me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things that you do not know.’
How can that be? How can God say that when there was only bad news about?
The truth is that God doesn’t depend on circumstances or the news to do great and mighty things. He does His great and mighty things in the midst of all that. As we enter 2012 it may be more important than ever to call in the Lord and wait for Him to do great and mighty things in the midst of the trouble.
No matter what happens next year lets be ready to call on Him and watch Him do the great and mighty things!