“Their weapons are deadly; their warriors are mighty. They will devour the food of your harvest; they will devour your sons and daughters. They will devour your flocks and herds; they will devour your grapes and figs. And they will destroy your fortified towns, which you think are so safe.” Jeremiah 5:16-17
Babylon was a nation of war and they were going to completely destroy Judah. Just as the people of Judah felt safe, we also feel safe when in fact we are not safe unless we trust in God. So many times we feel that we can take care of anything that happens. I know that I have felt that way, but I know that I cannot handle anything. I need God to control my life and lead me in the right direction. When I allow God to control my life, I have peace. He knows what is best for me. How do we come to the point of letting God control? We must choose to walk the road of brokenness. We must put on the garment of humility. This garment is not an external garment. It is an internal garment. It is an attitude of the heart. Our hearts must be humble if we are to have that wonderful peace. “The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is? But I, the Lord, search all hearts and examine secret motives. I give all people their due rewards, according to what their actions deserve.” (Jeremiah 17:9-10) Have you allowed God to search your heart to see if there is anything keeping you from being broken for God? Ask God today to search your heart and let Him humble you so you can be have the peace of God and feel safe.