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Lamentations 3-5, Hebrews. 10:19-39 • Key Verses: Lamentations 3:19-20
When the weather is nice, temperatures are pleasant, and a gentle breeze blows,
people will sing, “This is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it.”
But when the weather is horrible, temperatures are at the extremes, and perhaps the
wind is a gale force, people aren’t as likely to sing. Yet God makes both kinds of days.
We need to remember that God is good all the time. His goodness is not dependent on
how much we like our current situation. That must have been Jeremiahs perspective. At
a time when his soul was “downcast” within him (3:20), he could look beyond the
immediate to the eternal. Rather than allowing his circumstances to drag him down, he
focused his attention on Gods faithfulness and said, “I have hope” (v. 21).
You probably know the next verse: “Because of the Lord's great love we are not
consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are hew every morning; great is your
faithfulness” (v. 22).
It’s easy to sing the hymn “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” when things are going well. Yet
the verses from which that theme is taken did not come from a time of smooth sailing
for the prophet. Instead, it was a time of extreme difficulty. Jeremiah knew that God is
good all the time and that even in the worst of times He is faithful.
Even when life looks hopeless, remember that looks can be deceiving. Hope in the
ever-faithful God.
Ask God today to help you be a person of hope. Don't let the immediate cloud your view
of the eternal. Hope in the ever-faithful God.
Woodrow Kroll & Tony beckett

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