Is the Lord on Your Side? (Jeremiah 21:5)

The Bible is filled with many comforting verses of God’s sovereign protection for those who trust and obey Him. One verse that always resonates with me comes from Psalms.


The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?
Psalms 118:6 (ESV)

But as comforting and reassuring that this verse is, God gives me a sobering reminder that He may execute judgment against those who repeatedly disobey and turn their back upon Him.

I myself will fight against you with outstretched hand and strong arm, in anger and in fury and in great wrath.
Jeremiah 21:5 (ESV)

In this passage, God, through the prophet Jeremiah, is warning the nation of Judah that because they have repeatedly disobeyed Him by worshipping other idols and gods, He would deliver them into the hands of a foreign conqueror. God, Himself, would be fighting against them. What could be more horrific than this? You against God, the Creator of the Universe. Who do you think will win? You have lost before you have even begun.

Is the Lord on your side? The only way to be sure is confess your sins, repent, and turn to Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.

Is the Lord on your side? Your eternal destiny will depend upon how you answer this question.

Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.