Are you going through a hard time in your life? I am reading in Lamentations where I have not been in years. I am reading about what Jeremiah is going through. To give you the jest of chapter three …. Jeremiah starts out by saying in verse 1-3 I am the one who has seen the afflictions that come from the rod of the Lord’s anger.
2 He has led me into darkness, shutting out all light.
3 He has turned his hand against me again and again, all day long. Lamentations 3:1-3 (NLT)
So my question would be this is there something going on in my life or in your life that would make you feel this way? As I read verses 1 thru 21 It is very harsh and from reading it, You can see that Jeremiah is going through a lot but never does he blame the enemy. It would be real easy to blame the enemy for what is going on in my life or in yours. We are always so quick to blame the enemy for things that are happening in our lives. The car breaks down, I am under attack, The water heater blows, I am under attack. I get in a fight with my wife, I am under attack. Something I love to do has been taken away. For me, I love to hunt, but I have been landlocked from my property for almost 4 years. It hurts, but that doesn’t mean I am under attack. Please, We have to grow up and take responsibility for our own actions. And quit blaming the enemy for everything that goes on in our lives. As I read on I see where He starts to praise God. 22 The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease.
23 Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.
24 I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!” Lamentations 3:22-24 (NLT) This is just good right here can I get an Amen? Now for the best part.
25 The Lord is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him.
26 So it is good to wait quietly for salvation from the Lord.
28 Let them sit alone in silence beneath the Lord’s demands. Lamentations 3:25-28 (NLT)
For me what I see here is get quiet, get away, go spend time alone with Him. After everything that Jeremiah has been through he is saying God is faithfull, He is our inheritance and His love never ends, but most important He is saying get quiet. So here is my question? God is calling me away is He calling you away? Do you need to spend time with Him. Is your life kinda not going as good as you hope? Then maybe you need to get away for a while. Maybe your life is great and you need to get away just to get some answers to some questions you may have.
Thanks for reading and be blessed today.
Give them heaven to day