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It’s Okay to Lament

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June 2, 2021 8:00 pm

It’s Okay to Lament

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June 2, 2021 8:00 pm

I dropped to my knees and let my tears fall to the floor. “God, why aren’t you taking care of me?” I cried. It was during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. I’d been laid-off for almost a month, and something had gone wrong with my unemployment application. I hadn’t received any money yet, and on top of that, the stimulus check the US government had promised hadn’t arrived. Deep down, I trusted that God would work out everything. I believed He truly loved me and would take care of me, but in that moment, I felt abandoned.

The book of Lamentations reminds us it’s okay to lament. The book was likely written during or soon after the Babylonians destroyed Jerusalem in 587 bc and describes the affliction (3:1, 19), oppression (1:18), and starvation (2:20; 4:10) the people faced. Yet, in the middle of the book the author remembers why he could hope: “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” (3:22–23). Despite the devastation, the author remembered that God remains faithful.

Sometimes it feels impossible to believe that “the Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him” (v. 25), especially when we don’t see an end to our suffering. But we can cry out to Him, trust that He hears us, and that He'll be faithful to see us through.

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Welcome to today's encouragement from Our Daily Bread. I reading titled it's okay to lament was written by Julie Schwab. I dropped to my knees and let my tears fall to the floor. God why are you taking care of me. I cried. It was during the Cove and 19 pandemic in 2020 have been laid off for almost a month and something had gone wrong with my unemployment application had received any money yet in the stimulus check the US government had promised hadn't arrived. Deep down I trusted that God would work out and gifted us believed he truly loved me and would take care of me but in that moment I felt abandoned the book of Lamentations reminds us it's okay to lament the book was likely written during or soon after the Babylonians destroyed Jerusalem in 587 BC. It describes the affliction, oppression, and starvation. The people faced yet in the middle of the book, the author remembers why he could hope. Chapter 3 verses 22 and 23 read 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.

Despite the devastation. The author remembered that God remains faithful.

Sometimes it feels impossible to believe that the Lord is good to those whose hope is in him to the one who seeks him, especially when we don't see an end to our suffering that we can cry out to him. Trust that he hears us. And that he'll be faithful to see us through. Today Our Daily Bread devotional Scripture reading is from Lamentations chapter thinking. In verses 19 through 26.

I remember my affliction and my wandering the bitterness and the goal.

I well remember them in my soul is downcast within me. Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope 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. I say to myself, the Lord is my portion.

Therefore, I will wait for him. The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him to the one who seeks him is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord to pray father that covert pandemic has been devastating and under this kind of strain it is been easy for us to lose hope. Thank you for the reminder that even when we doubt in question, you won't turn us away but invite us to be honest about our struggles and promised to walk with us through life's most trying times. Please renew our peace and hope today. Thank you, Lord.

It's in Jesus name we pray. Amen on today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread ministries


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