Saturday, November 8, 2008

Spiritual Sundays

This week as our nation elected a new president this event marks a new direction for our country, I am a bit anxious. Anxious in whether the godly principles our country was founded on are alive and well, anxious about the shift in priorities and morals (or lack of) our people are headed to.
In Lamentations 3 Jeremiah is in anguish over his country. In verse19 and 20 he thinks about the troubles and past experiences and was losing hope. Then in verse 21 he resolves to put into his mind God's faithfulness and this gave him renewed hope.
In our day and time, it is so easy to grumble and despair and feel consumed by circumstances, but it is not until we put our focus on the Lord that we can rise above the challenges we face and place our faith in the one true, sure, faithful God, who alone is in charge.
Lamentations 3:19 - 26 "Remember my affliction and roaming, the wormwood and the gall. My soul still remembers and sinks within me. This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope. Through the Lord's mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness, the Lord is my portion, says my soul, therefore I have hope in Him. The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him. It is good that one should hope and wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord."

10 comments:

  1. Wonderful words--yours and Jeremiahs. We cannot live without hope. Times may be bad but God is good. Thank you for these words of encouragement.

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  2. Thank-you for this post it is nice to read something like this at a time when we are not so sure how things are going turn out.
    Thank-you,
    Ginger

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  3. Good post- Praying we all stay steadfast on HIM, and continue to pray for righteousness to be over our land.
    Blessings-

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  4. This is so good. I've been feeling pretty "down" and have to keep reminding myself that God is still in control and we don't always understand what is happening.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

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  5. God IS in control! Good post.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  6. God is from everlasting to everlasting. Today in my post I talk about keeping our eyes on Jesus rather than our circumstances. Let Jesus speak to your heart He is saying "peace Be Still"

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  7. Good point: we do need to hope and wait on the Lord, and we need to pray for our president (Bush), our president-elect (Obama), and our congress. Happy Sunday!

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  8. Wonderful scripture, full of wisdom! My hope is in our Lord! A beautiful post this morning :)

    Have a blessed day,
    Kathi :)

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  9. Blessings Joyfull...Beautiful reflections of scriptural truths and thoughts concerning our nation.

    I think your stopping by to visit 77 Days of Prayer was meant to be to see that prayer brings HOPE & hope fills our faith, and faith shows LOVE in whatever we do in JOY & TRUTH. God is so good and HE is not finished with us yet! Praise God through whom all mercies flow!

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Thank you for sharing your commment. It is a joy and blessing to hear from you and your words are appreciated.