Jeremiah 15:10 - "Woe to me, my mother, that you have borne me as a man of strife and a man of contention to all the land!" NASU
Right before Jeremiah pronounced a "woe" upon himself for being born, God had told him to go and tell the Israelites that judgment was about to come upon them from God.
Needless to say, obeying this command made Jeremiah very unpopular with the Israelites.
He was telling everyone they were going to be in captivity for 70 years. This type of preaching (aka- Doom and Gloom) was very unpopular with the Israelites.
The false prophets were saying, "No, we are only going to be in captivity for two years."
Guess who the people believed?
They not only believed the false prophets' message, but they hated Jeremiah for telling them the truth.
Even with this special calling from God Jeremiah was wishing that he had never been born. When you are chosen by God that doesn't mean everything will be easy.
There may be some days in your life when you wished you were never born. Let me encourage you by saying, "A lot of God's special people have wished they were never born".
You may not like what you have to do at your job. Hang in there. Stay the course. God has you there for a reason and never believe that if God has you there the journey will be easy.
The saying, spoken with a true Italian accent, was, "I'va gotta newsa for you."
Well, Pump Up Readers, "I'va gotta newsa for you."
If you have ever wished you were dead or wished you had never been born you are standing in good company. Job and Jeremiah both great men of God wished for those same things.
God used both of them in mighty ways and I am sure he is using you in mighty ways also.
Stay the Course and Stay Pumped.
Think On This:
All men need a faith that will not shrink when washed in the waters of affliction and adversity.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
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