Day Three: Rebound

Lamentations 3:22-24 (NLT)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!”

“As famed NBA rebounder Larry Bird has said, “Most rebounds are taken below the rim. That’s where I get mine.” Knowing this, Bird intentionally positions himself near the rim because the key to a successful rebound is to be where you can move forward once you grab the ball. Likewise, the key to a successful rebound in the Christian life is to position yourself underneath the comprehensive rule of God. When you align yourself with God’s rule – what I refer to as God’s kingdom agenda – you are in the best position for your rebound.” [Tony Evans, It’s Not Too Late, p.172-173]

What are some parallels in the above passage (i.e., repeated words/thoughts in vv.22-23)?

What does the writer speak to himself (v.24) and why (hint: think about what a lament is)?

God’s comprehensive rule includes his faithful love and mercies that never cease. For that reason, it’s never too late for us to position ourselves to receive and come under God’s mercies that begin afresh each morning. The best rebound moves you forward with the Lord as your inheritance and hope.

Take time to pray and declare Lamentations 3:22-24, especially over any past regrets.

-JH

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