As kids are beginning school for the first time or returning it can be a time of uncertainty for both them and their family. In Jeremiah 33: 3 it says, “Call to me and I will answer you and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known (ESV).” God is speaking to Jeremiah at a time when there is uncertainty in his life and in the life of Israel.
Jeremiah is shut up in the court guard and Israel is being taken over by King Nebuchadnezzar. Things are looking dark for both. However, there is hope if they just trust in God. Jeremiah was called by God to prophesy to Israel from the womb of his mother. Within this calling God promised to protect him. For Israel, God still loves them and will restore them to the land of promise. These are the hidden things they cannot see.
We need to remind our children that God is with them. Whether it is going to school for the first time, moving up to middle or high school, going away to college, returning to college, getting a job, or whatever the next chapter of life is. That if they will only call upon God, God will meet them where they are.
Now, for the parents and the rest of us. We all have times of uncertainty. We may feel like we are locked away in prison. The Nebuchadnezzars of the world may be overwhelming us. It is in these moments we need to look to God. Call to Him, and allow Him to show you the great and hidden things that for now you cannot see. Proverbs 3: 5-Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. 6-In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths (ESV).” Trust God today although you may not be able to see clearly. The road will eventually become straight. May God’s blessings be upon you. Amen.