JEREMIAH 15:2-21: “And I will make you to this people a fortified bronze wall; And they will fight against you, But they shall not prevail against you; For I am with you to save you And deliver you,” says the LORD. “I will deliver you from the hand of the wicked, And I will redeem you from the grip of the terrible.”
OBSERVATION: The old hymn proclaims – “Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine, oh what a foretaste of glory divine…” The Lord delights in giving “Blessed Assurance” to His children. Psalms 103 says that He knows our frame, He knows that we are but dust. The Lord knows that we get discouraged, weary, tired, and many times doubt our calling and our standing with Him. He does not rebuke us or simply tells us to “buck up” and have faith. Rather, He meets us at the point of our weariness, our doubt, our discouragement, and He brings us “Blessed Assurance”.
Jeremiah was going through such a time. He carried the word of God’s judgment against Judah, and he was not a popular person among the ruling class. His life was constantly threatened. No one received his word. No one repented. At times it seemed futile and his life seemed empty and devoid of meaning. As he cried out to The Lord sincerely, The Lord met him with “Blessed Assurance”. This assurance did not have to do with his external circumstances. The Lord assured Jeremiah with His promise of position and protection. He was firmly positioned in the Grace and Mercy of The Lord. He was personally protected by the mighty hand of The Lord. There was nothing that could remove him from this place of safety and promise!
Jesus is our Good Shepherd. He leads us, equips us, refreshes us, and protects us. We have this “Blessed Assurance” that we are His, and He is ours. In John 10 Jesus proclaimed – “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand. I and My Father are one.” (John 10:27-30) Paul affirms this in Romans 8 where he proclaims – “What can separate us from the love of God?” The answer is – NOTHING! We have this “Blessed Assurance – “Jesus is mine!…”
Lord, help me to walk today in this “Blessed Assurance”. Help me to know that You are with me, You are for me, You are guiding me, You are protecting me – in everything. You have promised that You will never leave me nor forsake me. I am secure in Your hands! “Blessed Assurance, Jesus is mine!…” In Jesus Name!