Lamentation 3:21-22 (GNT) “Yet hope returns when I remember this one thing: The Lord’s unfailing love and mercy still continue, fresh as the morning, as sure as the sunrise. The Lord is all I have, and so in him, I put my hope.”
Prophet Jeremiah described the state of Jerusalem after the Babylonians invaded and destroyed the city. He lamented over the state of Jerusalem. The lamentation shows a state of hopelessness and helplessness because the town is full of people and has become lonely.
Jerusalem has become the opposite of what she was known for; it was great among the nations, like a princess among the provinces, but now like a slave. Jeremiah expressed his frustration and lamented over the situation of Jerusalem before the Lord.
It is okay to be sincere about our feelings before the Lord; because even if we fake them, He sees and knows our hearts. But expressing our frustration rarely wins or brings a change. We must move past our hopelessness to regain our hope in the Lord.
No matter what has gone wrong, we must keep our hope alive. Hope is precious to life; it is a potent force that seldom disappoints or brings shame, mainly when rooted and founded in the Lord.
One of the things you must guard jealously, no matter what you are going through, is your hope. A hopeless person is difficult to help. The state of hopelessness is closer to the state of helplessness. Jeremiah realized that, for there to be a change, he must keep his hope in God.
How did Jeremiah regain his hope? He said, “Yet hope returns when I remember this one thing: The Lord’s unfailing love and mercy continue, fresh as the morning, as sure as the sunrise. The Lord is all I have, so in Him I put my hope.”
I don’t know what you are going through and what state of mind you are in, but one thing you should never forget is that the steadfast love of the Lord does not cease. His love is unfailing, and it will not fail in your situation.
Father, I trust in Your unfailing love; and I refuse to submit to hopelessness, in Jesus’ name.
How do you manage the season of life when things are not going as expected.