Devotions: Ezekiel

A devotion based on Ezekiel 37:5.

At this point in history, Judah was in a terrible situation. People were in exile. Infrastructure was crippled. Political autonomy was crumbling. The Babylonians had taken everything away from Judah. It was as if Judah (and Israel before it) were nothing more than dead bones. It was during this time that God brought Ezekiel to a valley of dry bones. From a human perspective, nothing could heal this situation. And yet God commanded Ezekiel to prophesy to the bones. The result was that the bones came together and became living and breathing human beings.

Many of us face impossible situations. They may be physical, emotional, spiritual or financial challenges. It may look completely impossible. And yet God can work through those situations. That does not meant that God will make life easy. What God showed Ezekiel was not the answer to the problem but a sign of what God would do. God’s timetable is not our timetable. We need to remember that God is faithful even if the way he works is not the way we expect.

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