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Sunday, January 23, 2011


When my heart feels heavy and I need some fresh hope, sometimes a passage of scripture is all it takes to remind me of God's presence and faithfulness...

Lamentations 3:19-33 the message

I'll never forget the trouble, the utter lostness,
The taste of ashes, the poison I've swallowed.
I remember it all - oh, how well I remember - the feelings of hitting the bottom.
But there's one other thing I remember, and remembering, I keep a grip on hope:

God's loyal love couldn't have run out, his merciful love couldn't have dried up.
They're created new every morning.
How great is Your faithfulness!
I'm sticking with God (I say it over and over).
He's all I've got left.

God proves to be good to the man who passionately waits, to the woman who diligently seeks.
It's a good thing to quietly hope, quietly hope for help from God.
It's a good thing when you're young to stick it out through the hard times.

When life is heavy and hard to take, go off by yourself.
Enter the silence. Bow in prayer.
Don't ask questions: wait for hope to appear.
Don't run from trouble. Take it full-face.
The "worst" is never the worst.

Why? Because the Master won't ever walk out and fail to return.
If He works severely, He also works tenderly.
His stockpiles of loyal love are immense.
He takes no pleasure in making life hard, in throwing roadblocks in the way


Fearfully. Wonderfully. said...

smile, :) just a smile.

that's what I did when I read this post.


Rachel said...

Wow...I feel like this again was for me. I REALLY needed to hear it today. Thanks for sharing, I don't think I've ever really read that passage. :)