Grace In The Wilderness by Pastor, Richard Leaphart
There is a verse
of Scripture that God has awakened in my spirit, found in Jeremiah 31:2.
It's a simple passage, but it comes with profound insight. It reads,”
Thus says the Lord: ‘The people who survived the sword found grace in
the wilderness - Israel, when I went to give him rest.'”
I would like
to share with you three insights God gave me after meditating on this
verse. I believe these points will help you understand why we often
experience trying times. More importantly, if you find yourself
incredibly challenged today, I'm confident this message will clarify
your understanding so you can come through your experience triumphantly.
encountered opposition repeatedly from the beginning of their national
existence. Jeremiah 31:2 was written during their exile in Babylon. King
Nebuchadnezzar had laid siege to Jerusalem, pillaging the city and
temple, and he deported nearly ten thousand Israelites to the capital of
his empire. The Israelites had once again lost their homeland and their
way of life. But as this passage points out, they survived the sword.