“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as My prophet to the nations.”
Jeremiah was an Old Testament prophet who had the hard job of speaking God’s truth to a world which simply had turned its back on Godly living. Moreover, he had the un-desirable job of telling his people that they would be invaded because of their rebellion against God’s ways. It was a job that was sometimes to much for Jeremiah. Hence why he was given the name ‘weeping prophet’.
Yet right at the very beginning of his life, when God commissioned Jeremiah, God spoke these clear and precise words to him, “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as My prophet to the nations.” God’s plans for Jeremiah’s life started long before he was even conceived. And it was these words that kept Jeremiah going, even through really hard times.
Today, God says the same to you. He has a plan and purpose for you. He thought about you before you were even a thought! Don’t give up on your life. God wants to use YOU. Why? Because He made you to be used! We may have days when it all seems too much, like Jeremiah did, but our trust and hope is in knowing that we have been individually designed but Almighty God, to be used for His glory in a perfect relationship with Him.