I just finished reading Lamentations, on my journey through the Bible!
How is your journey through His word going? Has it been awhile? It isn’t too late to pick up where you left off, and continue reading His Word every day!
I am falling in love with the Word of God…
Lamentations was penned by the prophet Jeremiah soon after the terrible destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar. The word, Lamentations comes from the Hebrew word
ekah which means “HOW”.
How did Jerusalem, God’s precious city and His favored people end up destroyed?
“How deserted lies the city, once so full of people! How like a widow is she, who once was great among the nations!” Lam. 1:1
How come they did not repent when given the opportunity?
How did God allow such distress and sadness, destruction and pain on those He loved?
Ah, life’s unanswerable questions…the HOW and the WHY.
Don’t we ALL have them?
Haven’t you been there? Asking God “How come?” “Why?”
Jeremiah asks, weeps, wails, but PRAISE God, doesn’t leave it there….
This is what he writes in the midst of his tears, his agony and lack of understanding:
“Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope:
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, ‘ The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for Him.’ The Lord is good to those whose hope is in Him, to the one who seeks Him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.” ~ Lam. 3:21-26
Wow!! God’s word is wonderful!! Trust Him, rest in His love and purpose, even in the midst of struggles, pain, and tears.
I am learning that
Even though I don’t understand, His compassions NEVER fail, He is faithful and
It is good to wait…
for His salvation…