Jeremiah 14:22b “Therefore we hope in You, for You are the one who has done all these things.”
I recall the words to the hymn “On Christ, the Solid Rock” when I read this verse. The words say,
“My hope is built on nothing less; Than Jesus Christ, my righteousness; I dare not trust the sweetest frame, But wholly lean on Jesus’ name. On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand; All other ground is sinking sand, All other ground is sinking sand.”
We have no other hope than Jesus. People and circumstances will let us down. There is no doubt about it. But Jesus…He will never desert us. He is the Solid Rock on which we can stand.
Have you ever seen your child slip on ice or loose rocks? It can happen so quick. Before you can react, they are on the ground. You pick them up and make sure everything is okay. After perhaps a few tears they are good to go. But don’t miss this opportunity. Use that experience to talk about how firm our footing is with Christ. Even when we feel we are falling, as a believer, He is right there with us to support us. He will never let us go!
This truth is so real to me because I was talking a leisurely walk with a friend in Kenya recently when all of a sudden I was falling down. My foot slipped on some little pebbles on the road and down I went. Well, actually I caught my self with right hand and got a nasty little cut. I took my eyes off the road I was walking on for a split second. That’s all it took. Needless to say, the rest of the walk I was hawk-eyed on each step. Lol