Our Source of Hope

posted Jun 28, 2015, 2:08 PM by web feat
We have all been through difficult times, but probably none so devastating as the writer of Lamentations. He mourns for Jerusalem and Judea as it lays in ruin by the raid and destruction of Babylon. His homeland has been pillaged and destroyed, its people are living in exile. He writes:

I remember it all—oh, how well I remember—
    the feeling of hitting the bottom.

And yet, this can't hold him down:

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 your faithfulness!

We are offered that same hope, by a God who loves us deeply, and who is always faithful!

Based on  Lamentations 3:18-33, from Eugene Peterson's "The Message."   Click here to listen to the message, and access related resources