Day 238

Today’s Reading – Lamentations 3-5


You, LORD, reign forever; Your throne endures from generation to generation. Why do You always forget us? Why do You forsake us so long? Restore us to Yourself, LORD, that we may return; renew our days as of old unless You have utterly rejected us and are angry with us beyond measure.  
Lamentations 5:19-22

How quickly we forget . . .

Even Jeremiah has seemingly forgotten.

How else do you explain someone declaring the enduring reign of God in one breath and then wondering where God is in the next?

The reality is that Jeremiah is heartbroken over the condition of the people.

Jeremiah believes in God’s promise to restore the people, but doesn’t want to wait any longer.

I think we can relate. God’s promises to us are seemingly countless and yet for so many of us we still wait for them to manifest in our lives.

And so we are left asking, “Why do You always forget us?”

We can learn from Jeremiah. We can learn to remember all the ways God has been faithful in our lives. We can learn to wait because God is faithful to keep all of His promises.

You can count on the promises of God – some later than sooner

Tomorrow’s Reading – Ezekiel 1-4

Author:

I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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