It seems as though every time I turn on the news during the month of May, I hear the reports of storms and tornadoes across the nation. Without a doubt we are in the midst of storm season. During the storms of life, how do we maintain the hope that the sun will shine again? God’s Word brings comfort to our weary hearts. When our discouragements appear to be carrying us downstream, we have an anchor in Scripture.
Consider Jeremiah who was at his lowest point, yet he was able to look upward as he remembered the goodness of the Lord. Here’s what we read in Lamentations 3:
He has broken my teeth with gravel;
he has trampled me in the dust.
17 I have been deprived of peace;
I have forgotten what prosperity is.
18 So I say, “My splendor is gone
and all that I had hoped from the Lord.”
19 I remember my affliction and my wandering,
the bitterness and the gall.
20 I well remember them,
and my soul is downcast within me.
21 Yet this I call to mind
and therefore I have hope:
22 Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
23 They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
24 I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion;
therefore I will wait for him.”
25 The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him,
to the one who seeks him;
26 it is good to wait quietly
for the salvation of the Lord.
Hope came to Jeremiah as he recalled the Lord’s great love. How do we recall the Lord’s great love for us? By reading His love letters! May your heart be encourage through the hope that He brings by the promises of love in His Word and by the comfort of His Spirit.
Get to know God’s Word in a new fresh way – Becoming a Woman of the Word by Karol Ladd. Order Now.