I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” (Lam. 3:24)

GOOD, BETTER, BEST. “You never let it rest until your good is better and your better is your best.” This is the fondly remembered statement of an elementary school principal. She believed it. She lived it. This kind of statement has motivated a lot of children through the years in at least one public school. As believers we should work as unto Christ. We should do our best, God being our helper.

Jeremiah knew about God’s faithfulness from firsthand experience. He was no apprentice. He knew that disobedience would always lead to destruction. Trust and respect are destroyed when such rebellion is allowed to grow. Jeremiah also knew that God delivers. He knew God will not let you be destroyed. Jeremiah knew that God will break His seemingly endless silence soon. Even though you will be tempted to think God is demonstrating that He doesn’t care, nothing could be further from the truth.

Some may envy you rather than esteem you. There may be whispers against you. Others may think it would be delightful to see you suffer, die, or simply move on. Jeremiah lived with these realities. Yet he stayed focused on God being His helper. He knew that God was all he needed to get by and thrive.

Share with someone today how God has been faithful to you.

Jim Dunn is the Executive Director of Church Multiplication and Discipleship for The Wesleyan Church.