- Jeremiah 39:11-44:30
“For I will surely save you, and you shall not fall by the sword, but you shall have your life as a prize of war, because you have put your trust in me, declares the Lord.’’ –Jeremiah 39:18, ESV
Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, staring in the face of certain captivity, received the above word from the Lord through Jeremiah. The chains would come and Ebed-melech would face the ones of whom he was afraid. His situation did not change in that regard. However, his faith honored God and God would give him his life. He still felt the cold shackles on his wrists. He still faced the people he feared. But faith trumped death for him.
Faith is bigger than your circumstances. Believing that God is who He says He is and can do what He says He can do will give you far more than your own strivings can accomplish alone. You may not be delivered from your captors. You may not even be delivered from death. But faith will always win in the way God knows you need the most. Faith will always win.