Tuesday, August 21, 2012

it's a good thing

Lamentations 3:19-33
The Message (MSG)
It's a Good Thing to Hope for Help from God

 19-21I'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 feeling of hitting the bottom.
But there's one other thing I remember,
   and remembering, I keep a grip on hope:
 22-24God'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!
I'm sticking with God (I say it over and over).
   He's all I've got left.

 25-27God 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.

 28-30When 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.

 31-33Why? 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


Let this soak into your spirit, give it a minute. This passage has been so comforting to me this year. Today I feel like some of you need it, so even if it's just for one person, here you are, hope from God.

Wait for hope to appear.

Jesus Christ, the Lord you serve, is a faithful God.
is a mighty God.
He is Almighty.

He will get you out of this, there is an end to the times you go through.
Go through them well.
Don't focus on your pain, concentrate on being there for others, it's going to help you :)

John 8:36 “if the Son sets you free, you are free indeed!”

 God loves you!

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