Friday, May 05, 2006

Have you ever wondered what your life would be like if you did not know God? It would be a life without hope. I don’t know about you but the hope that I have in God is what gets me through each day. No matter what has happened God is always there for me. I love the following portion of scripture. The book of Lamentations was written by Jeremiah. He is known as the “weeping prophet”; because of the many difficulties that he faced being faithful to God. He preached the truth and the people did not like him nor did they want to listen him. In spite of his trials; His hope remained steadfast in the Lord. May God grant us the same hope as we journey through our lives.

19 “I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall. 20 I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me. 21 Yet this I call to mind
and therefore I have hope: 22 Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail. 23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. 24 I say to myself, "The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him." 25 The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; 26 it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD. 27 It is good for a man to bear the yoke while he is young. 28 Let him sit alone in silence, for the LORD has laid it on him. 29 Let him bury his face in the dust--there may yet be hope. 30 Let he offers his cheek to one who would strike him, and let him be filled with disgrace. 31 For men are not cast off by the Lord forever. 32 Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love. 33 For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to the children of men.” Lam 3:19-33 (NIV)

2 comments:

Dad and Mom said...

Dear Michelle,

Yes life wouldn't be much without God in our lives. I don't know how people that don't know God as their personal Saviour manage to go on day after day.

We love you very much.

Love always, Dad and Mom xoxo

Stephanie said...

Yes, I am so glad that I know God. Things could look so much worse if we all didn't know the Lord.