Lamentations 3:24 NLT
??????????? When the prophet Jeremiah found himself at one of the lowest points in his life, there was one thought that gave him hope.? He remembered, ?The faithful love of the Lord never ends!?His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness;?his mercies begin afresh each morning.?[i] When all else was gone, Jeremiah knew that no one could talk away the Lord. God was his portion, his share, his inheritance.
An inheritance was very important to the people of Israel. As the Promise Land was divided by portions to the Israelite More >
During the ?difficult times in my life I have found great encouragement from reading the words of the Old Testament prophet Jeremiah, who is known as the ?weeping prophet.? Can you believe that? Encouragement from the weeping prophet! But I think you will be encouraged too. As Jeremiah grieved over the destruction of Jerusalem, he turned his eyes toward the day-to-day faithfulness of the Lord. Notice how Jeremiah?s discouragement turns into words of hope:
The thought of my suffering and homelessness
is bitter beyond words.
I will never forget this awful time,
as I grieve over my loss.
Yet I still dare to hope
when I More >
?Life isn?t about waiting for the storm to pass?it?s about dancing in the rain.?
Less than a week ago I boarded the plane with my daughter as we looked forward to a few days of relaxation and sunshine in Florida at the beach. Soon after we arrived it began to rain, and it continued to gush and pour for the next 24 hours. On the second morning of torrential downpours my hope for sunshine had diminished into the reality that we were facing another day of disappointment and change in plans.
As I sat looking out the window praying and More >