37 Who is he who speaks and it comes to pass, When the Lord has not commanded it? 38 Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that woe and well-being proceed?Lamentations 3:37-38 NKJV
If you do not know, then I want you to know that the book of Lamentations was written by Jeremiah after the southern kingdom of Judea’s fall to the Babylonians. Jeremiah was very grieved in his soul about the fall of the people from God’s grace, and you can imagine that he was not the only one that grieved. All of us have those days where we are left scratching our head about what is going on in our life. Jeremiah wrote that one must always lean and trust in God’s compassions because they fail not and are new every morning.
Sadly, many of us think ourselves to be higher than the Lord. Yes, we have free will and free choice over the things we do in our lives, but we must learn how to trust in God’s plan. As Paul once said, all things (good or bad) work together for good to all of those who love the Lord (Rom. 8:28). When we get ourselves ahead of God – knocking down doors before God even opens them for us – we are doing nothing good for ourselves.
No matter how much some will not want to hear this said, you and I must learn our place in all things. You and I were created by the Lord who reigns over all things. When we believe ourselves to be higher than the Most High – that is when we can expect to fall down; it happened to Satan and it still happens to the prideful today. Let us remain humble, and submit ourselves to the one who truly speaks and it comes to pass.