Jeremiah 33, preaching and Delirious

I am speaking from Jeremiah 33 tommorow.

6″Nevertheless, the time will come when I will heal Jerusalem’s damage and give her prosperity and peace. 7I will restore the fortunes of Judah and Israel and rebuild their cities. 8I will cleanse away their sins against me, and I will forgive all their sins of rebellion. 9Then this city will bring me joy, glory, and honor before all the nations of the earth! The people of the world will see the good I do for my people and will tremble with awe!
10″This is what the LORD says: You say, `This land has been ravaged, and the people and animals have all disappeared.’ Yet in the empty streets of Jerusalem and Judah’s other towns, there will be heard once more 11the sounds of joy and laughter. The joyful voices of bridegrooms and brides will be heard again, along with the joyous songs of people bringing thanksgiving offerings to the LORD. They will sing,

In this passage the people of Israel, Gods only children find themselves in exile, being attacked, facing an uncertain future. Where is God in all of this?
Where is God when we suffer?

At the Hillsong Conference Delirious sung this song, listing some of the awful things we face, yet we are still able to cry out, in faith, Our God Reigns. Its a beautiful paradox.

40 million babies lost to Gods great orphanage,It’s a modern day genocide and a modern day disgraceIf this is a human right then why aren’t we free?The only freedom we have is in a man nailed to a tree.100 million faces, staring at the sky,Wondering if this HIV will ever pass us by.The devil stole the rain and hope trickles down the plug,But still my Chinese take away could pay for someone’s drugs.

Our God reigns, Our God reigns, Forever your kingdom reigns.

The west has found a gun and it’s loaded with ‘unsure’Nip and tuck if you have the bucks in a race to find a cure.Psalm one hundred and thirty nine is the conscience to our selfish crime,God didn’t screw up when he made you,He’s a father who loves to parade you.

Yes he reigns, yes you reign, yes you reign, For there is only one true God,

But we’ve lost the reins on this world,Forgive us all, forgive us please,As we fight for this broken world on our knees.

Written by Delirious? ©2005 Curious? Music UK

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