Praying like Jeremiah

You will be righteous, Lord,
even if I bring a case against You.
Yet, I wish to contend with You:
Why does the way of the wicked prosper?
Why do all the treacherous live at ease?

Jeremiah 12:1 HCSB

I love Jeremiah’s prayer here. He’s looking around at all of this terrible mess in Judah, just wondering what God’s up to.

  • God’s not making sense.
  • God seems absent. Aloof.

And look how he begins His prayer. You will be righteous, Lord.

Even though You’re not making sense, and even though I can’t see why You’re doing things the way You’re doing them, You’re right, Lord. You’re always right.

What if we prayed that way?

  • God, things aren’t making sense to me, but You’re always right, so please help me see how You see.
  • God, before I even complain or ask why You’re doing this, I just want to acknowledge that You know what You’re doing.

We’ll always have questions and concerns, but before we voice them, let’s remember who we’re talking to.

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2 comments

  1. amazing from the mouth of babes comes the wisdom. yes I am a grandmother and still learning! A good swift kick is sometimes a necessity!

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