Jeremiah 1


Jeremiah 1:1-19

SUMMARYDon’t fear

OVERVIEWGod calls Jeremiah to serve him, and despite Jeremiah’s doubt, God assures Jeremiah he will be with him.

BIG IDEAIf God calls you, he will equip you.

KEY VERSEJeremiah 1:18–19 (God to Jeremiah)
For see, today I have made you strong like a fortified city that cannot be captured, like an iron pillar or a bronze wall. You will stand against the whole land— the kings, officials, priests, and people of Judah. They will fight you, but they will fail. For I am with you, and I will take care of you. I, the Lord, have spoken!

No one knows you as I do. I know everything about you. I know how your body is shaped, how your brain is wired, how you respond amidst a crowd, and what you think about when you’re all alone. I know you because I formed you. I know your strengths, weaknesses, and fears. So when I nudge you forward or command you to do something, I know you are capable of accomplishing it.

You have to decide which voice you will pay attention to. I recommend you trust mine. I made you, and I know everything. That is a strong resume. The other voices you hear are distractions. Compare their messages to what I say. Some will be in synch with mine. Let those friends and family members build you up and remind you that you can trust me. The other voices provide an opportunity for you to learn to tune them out. Don’t trust those voices. Trust mine, and trust me, for I love you and am with you always.

Is there anything you are avoiding that God has put on your heart because you’re afraid? Trust that God knows what he is doing and step out in faith today. God goes with you and will support you.