MUSING – April 29 2018


Lamentations 3:21-25
    “The reason I can still find hope is that I keep this one thing in mind:  the LORD’s mercy. We were not completely wiped out. His compassion is never limited.  It is new every morning. His faithfulness is great. My soul can say, ‘The LORD is my lot in life. That is why I find hope in him.’  The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to anyone who seeks help from him.”


Lamentations synonyms: weeping, wailing, crying, sobbing, moaning, lament, keening, grieving, mourning
“the survivors’ lamentation”


    Why is there author of Lamentations     grieving? Chapter one verse five gives the short answer, “The LORD made Zion suffer for its many rebellious acts.”

Jerusalem, once the shining city on a hill, had between destroyed. It’s walls broken, gates are down and the streets are empty. It’s people marched off to slavery. They had been warned … repeatedly, by many prophets. But the people had become arrogant saying to themselves, “We have become the mighty nation on Earth. Nothing can touch us.” they abandoned God and trusted in their own might and their own righteousness.

    I fear for my nation for I see the same things happening here. I’m no prophet. I have no special vision from the Lord, however with my own eyes I see and with my own ears I hear the Godlessness around me.

    What is the cure? 2 Chronicles 7:14 has the answer, “However, if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves, pray, search for me, and turn from their evil ways, then I will hear their prayer from heaven, forgive their sins, and heal their country.”


All content (except quotations) © 2018 Thomas E. Williams

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