Jeremiah 49:11 “‘Leave your orphans behind, I will keep them alive; and let your widows trust in Me.’”


 What a sweet, precious thought.  God cares for the less fortunate.  He sees the orphans and widows.  He sees those who are hurting.  Here in today’s verse the Lord is telling the Edomites to “leave your orphans behind…let your widows trust in Me.”  Even to the enemies of His people He doesn’t punish the innocent among them.

That is still true today.  I have seen firsthand how God provides for the orphans and widows.  I have seen their needs met in miraculous ways.  I have had the privilege to be a small part of that at times.  I am always humbled when it happens.


 Your children need to know that God loves them and has His eye on them.  They need to know they can trust Him to provide for them.  Their part is to place their life into His hand.  When they do that, He is quick to come to their aid.  That doesn’t mean it will always be easy, but He will be there.

And as they see Him work in their lives, they are to share His goodness to others. They are to share His love with others. They are to bring others to Him. After all, when we experience something good, don’t we want others to experience it too?

Do you feel like an orphan sometime?  Perhaps you are a widow.  Rest in the knowledge that your God loves you and will care for you.  He only wants what is best for you.  He loves you with an enduring love, one that will never end. He will never leave you or forsake you.

Dear Father, You have always been there for me, even when I doubted You.  Thank You for loving me so well.  Help me to love others as You have loved me.


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