28 April 2020

God’s word for times like these: Day 5

Posted in Church Ministries / Family Space

We’ve reached Day 5 of Scripture Union International’s daily devotional series “God’s word for times like these”

Lamentations 3:21-26

The situation could not have been worse. Jerusalem was in ruins and Jeremiah’s people were in captivity. Pain and poverty were all around. There was much to mourn and lament about! Yet Jeremiah deliberately stops thinking this way and focuses his thoughts in a different way. “Yet this I CALL TO MIND, and THEREFORE I have hope” (21) and he parks his restless mind on the unchanging character of God. “I SAY TO MYSELF: The Lord is my portion” (24).

We can learn from Jeremiah! Today in the midst of all the difficult things we face, we can choose to focus on what we already know about our Father: that He greatly loves us, His heart goes out for us and He will never forsake us (22-23). We may not be able to change our circumstances, but we can see our circumstances in a different light, if we filter them through the truth of these verses. Sometimes we need to preach to our souls, as Jeremiah did!

Click here to read the fifth devotional ‘Preach to your soul!’ online: https://scriptureunion.global/covid-19/bible-engagement/day-5/

Click here to download a pdf version: https://scriptureunion.global/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Gods-Word-Day-5-EN.pdf

Samuel Moore

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