Sunday, 27 March 2016

Is it time to trade our sorrows?

God’s love, compassion and faithfulness have been placed in an account that cannot be overdrawn, which we are not required to contribute to but will last as long as we live.  In a world that doesn’t seem to care, where only the fittest survive, this is good to know. Praise God.

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Are you going through a hard time at the moment? If you are then you are certainly not on your own. Things were so bad in Israel, that when Jeremiah wrote one of the books of the Old Testament he called it Lamentations. A dictionary definition of lamentation is; ‘the passionate expression of grief or sorrow; weeping’. In a positive-thinking, feel good World, Lamentations is not exactly a best-selling title however it gives us an insight into the state of mind that Jeremiah would have been in when he wrote the book.

In Lamentations 1:2 Jeremiah, describes God’s people as a widow and a slave, and says that all her friends have dealt treacherously with her, they have become her enemies; ‘Bitterly she weeps at night, tears are on her cheeks. Among all her lovers there is no one to comfort her. All her friends have betrayed her; they have become her enemies’. As we move through the book, verse by verse things just go from bad to worse, as God’s people reap what they have sown. However, suddenly in the middle of all of Jeremiah’s lamenting, when you think things can’t get any worse, Jeremiah writes in Lamentations 3:22-23 ‘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’ isn't that wonderful!!!

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God’s love, compassion and faithfulness have been placed in an account that cannot be overdrawn, which we are not required to contribute to but will last as long as we live.  In a world that doesn’t seem to care, where only the fittest survive, this is good to know. Praise God. So next time someone says to you what's new?  Tell them about 'God's Love, Compassion and Faithfulness'The dictionary defines Compassion as – ‘Tenderness of heart, that disposes a person to overlook injuries or to treat an offender better than he or she deserves’.  So when we wake up each day, let us be like the lady who prayed – ‘Lord I am glad your mercies are new every morning, because I’ve definitely used up all of yesterday’s’.

Acts 17:24-28 ‘The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring’.

Psalms 29:3-4 ‘The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the LORD thunders over the mighty waters. The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is majestic’


So whatever trials and tribulations we may be going through or troubles we may experience throughout our lives, whenever we feel the need to lament out lives like Jeremiah, let us take comfort in God’s love, compassion and faithfulness. However bad we think our situations are there in nothing, absolutely nothing that our God cannot resolve; Luke 1:37 ‘For nothing is impossible with God’. As the scripture in Acts 17 above states ‘God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us'. Amen.



Author: Inie Jean

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4 comments:

  1. 'Nothing is impossible with God' Thank you for this wonderful blessing. Praise God.

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  2. WOW, WOW, WOW, Praise God what a Blessing, I pray to God that I not only read this Blog but God helps it to sow seeds within me that can grow and bear fruits to Bless others Amen. Thank you and ALL the Glory to our amazing God ALWAYS. Love Tina x

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  3. Thank god for his mercy and his faithfulness when we walk in obedient to him his promise that he never leave or forsake us

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