Lamentations 3:22-24 We are still alive because the LORD's faithful love never ends. Every morning he shows it in new ways! LORD, you are so very true and loyal! I say to myself, "The LORD is my God, and I trust him."
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When things aren’t turning out in your life the way you’d planned, the way you’d hoped, how do you react? How do you respond to God? What does it do, to your faith in Him, hmm?
Sometimes life – the weight of it all, the pressures on every side, the stress that you’re under – it can all seem too much.
Have you ever gone to bed wondering exactly how you’re going to make it through the night, how you’re going to face the next day? And to make things worse, when you’re in that place, your faith in God feels so … inadequate, doesn’t it?
There’s a book back in the Old Testament called the Book of Lamentations. As the name suggests, it’s a lament. Jeremiah, the man who wrote it, is looking around at the devastation caused when the Babylonians came and destroyed Jerusalem and carried its inhabitants – allegedly God’s “chosen people” – off into captivity and slavery.
The dust, the ashes, the ruin, the terrible loss, the regret, the pain … it can look a bit like that when we survey our own lives sometimes. And yet, just when the night is at its darkest, a gleam appears in Jeremiah’s heart and the sun rises to a new dawn.
Lamentations 3:22-24 We are still alive because the LORD’s faithful love never ends. Every morning he shows it in new ways! LORD, you are so very true and loyal! I say to myself, “The LORD is my God, and I trust him.”
Listen to me: the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases. His mercies never come to an end. They’re new every morning. Great is His faithfulness. So, whatever you’re going through just at the moment, remember that in the midst of the darkest of nights, you can boldly proclaim: The LORD is my God, and I trust in him.
That’s God’s Word. Fresh … for you … today.