Day One: Here in the Middle

Lamentations 3:21-24 NIV –
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.”

“Where is God in all of this? God is not outside the pain, outside the mess. God is there at the heart of the mess.” [NT Wright, Jesus, Paul, and the People of God]

Where is God in the dark seasons of our lives? In our desperate moments we cry out to him for rescue but at times we are met with seeming silence. But here at the center of the book of Lamentations what do we find? We discover God’s love, faithfulness, and compassion.

In the midst of a difficult season God is here at the center of it all. Today the word of God assures us that the Lord’s love is actively present in the middle of our struggles. If we are facing difficulty today, let’s call on the one who faithfully and compassionately carries us, protects us, and takes care of our lives.

Prayer: “Heavenly Father, thank you for your faithful love and compassion over my life. We are not alone. In your presence we find rescue and peace. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen.”

Let’s worship to “Here with Me” by Tim Hughes (Click here).

– LL