Saturday, February 20, 2021

Rock Solid Truth You Can Count On

"You have bereaved my soul and cast it off far from peace; I have forgotten what good and happiness are.And I say, Perished is my strength and my expectation from the Lord. O Lord, remember earnestly my affliction and my misery, my wandering and my outcast state, the wormwood and the gall. My soul has them continually in remembrance and is bowed down within me. But this I recall and therefore have I hope and expectation: It is because of the Lord’s mercy and loving-kindness that we are not consumed, because His tender compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great and abundant is Your stability and faithfulness. The Lord is my portion or share, says my living being, my inner self ; therefore will I hope in Him and wait expectantly for Him. Lamentations 3:18-24

I love how gut level honest the Bible is. God's Word doesn't gloss over the way God's people struggle. Suffering, disappointment, frustration, doubt, fear and anger are common experiences and emotions for us all and the Bible reflects those experiences and emotions even in the lives of those we consider the Bible's heroes. 

Jeremiah, prophet to the people of Judah, was given a not so pleasant assignment by God. His job was to tell the people that they were going to go into captivity as a consequence of their continual disobedience and unfaithfulness to God. Needless to say, Jeremiah, being the bearer of this bad news, was not received graciously. (Join me for the rest of this post on Sunday, February 21st at Woman to Woman Ministries, where each Sunday I share a bit of Sunday Soul Food!)

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  1. I have always been like your MIL. Seems whenever positivity was my trying, the slap in the face came. Then I crashed back into worry. I am doing better with God's help. I like his steadfast Love as you write the reminder as with the current worries, I have been holding on to that and so trying to not go the negative route. Have great week.

  2. I always find Jeremiah's declaration of hope almost jarring, situated in the midst of desperate conditions. Thanks be God, we can also experience hope instead of despair.


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