Jeremiah Chapter 1. God calls Jeremiah and tells him he was appointed to be a prophet to the nations (verses 1-5). But – Jeremiah raises the objection as to his ability for the task (verse 6), but God assures him that He will be with him (verses 7-8).
God reaches out and touches Jeremiah’s mouth and declares “Behold, I have put My words in your mouth” (verse 9).
One of the wonders of the Word of God and why it is perfect for all of us no matter who we are or where we live or how old we are is that the events, people, and circumstances in God’s Word can teach us things that benefit our own lives. Something seemingly unrelated can stir us to apply a principle or a lesson in our lives that is personal for us.
Then the Lord stretched out His hand and touched my mouth, and the Lord said to me,“Behold, I have put My words in your mouth. JEREMIAH 1:9 NASB
This is what God showed me the day I read Jeremiah chapter 1 verse 9. It was as if God was saying to me that He would give me His Word, and with that Word I would pull down the giants I had in my life that prevented me from being the best I could be.
His Word, His wonderful powerful Word would help me to-
- stand against overeating and obsessing about food
- pull out the deep habits of binge eating and crush it
- destroy this entanglement out of my life
And when the victory would come, my God would plant new things-
- plant new habits
- a new relationship with food
- there would be a new me, one set free from the bondage to food and overeating and all the negative things associated with it, like excess weight, low self-esteem, self-consciousness and my wallflower personality
We should never underestimate the power of the Word of God in ourselves to bring victory. Never. Lamentations 3:22-24 tells us that He is faithful and that every single day He will give us his lovingkindness to help us win every battle, no matter what it is.