Lamentations 5 brings to us what many people have wanted: a prayer. And in this prayer their hope is that God will turn around and see them, hear them, and remember them. It’s a hail-marry prayer by someone who feels that not only is God walking away but that he has rejected them. Continue reading Lamentations 5: A Last-Ditch Prayer
Our psalm today is one of lament and hope. It’s a beautiful prayer for God to invade their presence with all the goodness of him. But it’s also a reminder that our hope doesn’t necessarily change our circumstance… but that hope is still exactly what we need. Continue reading Psalm 102: A Psalm of Lament and Hope
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” Did you catch Paul’s command? Not only to rejoice but ALWAYS rejoice. “Always” you say? Yes…always. “When certain friendships continue to spiral downward and break even more?” Yup. Rejoice in the Lord. “When my spouse and I are failing at communicating and seem to find more harmful words than loving ones?” Yup. Rejoice in … Continue reading Rejoice in the Lord Always? Oh boy….
This podcast (part 4 of 5 from the book of Lamentations) deals with the darkness of the present while living in the glory of the past. The poet gives us vivid pictures of what once was with what now is their reality. And in the midst of their pain and suffering we get the slimmest of hope. And it is with this small hope that we ask, “Is it enough? Is this small amount of hope enough when we are so far in darkness?” Continue reading Lamentations 4: The Need for Hope
What does it mean to give God your best and live a “blameless” life? That’s the promise David gives in Psalm 101 and yet the struggle all of us have. Continue reading Psalm 101: A Psalm of Bestness
Our podcast today dives in to Lamentations 3 and gives us a hope we’ve seem to have been missing. It’s a hope that seems to come out of nowhere that isn’t based on anything else but God’s “hesed” Continue reading Lamentations 3: The Covenantal Faithfulness of God
Psalm 100 is short and to the point. It’s a great reminder to keep it basic and simple. And it’s also a great challenge for us! Continue reading Psalm 100: A Psalm of Simple Praise