One of the truly remarkable qualities of God is His availability, which is powerfully shown in Jeremiah 12. Jeremiah, who was under duress because his life had been threatened and put in harm’s way, laid out his concerns in prayer. He wanted justice to be done to those who would seek to hurt him. In Jeremiah 12:7 God responded to Jeremiah’s petition. It is amazing that the God of the universe is so accessible, open, and transparent. God makes Himself everlastingly available to us. He wants to address our concerns, confessions, and even our complaints. He longs to have us know Him in transformative ways. This should drive an ever-present spirit of thankfulness. God is near, and God is here.
Jeremiah 12:1 “You are always righteous, Lord, when I bring a case before you. Yet I would speak with you about your justice…” (NIV)
Kevin Orr (8/9/2019)