Tuesday Matters- January 25, 2022
There’s this prophet in the Bible named Jeremiah and he had many of the same thoughts and feelings like us. In Lamentations 3:17 he says, “I have forgotten what good, and happiness are.” Haven’t we all been there, when all we think about is how awful our lives are? Jeremiah was used by God to warn Israel to turn from their destructive behavior, but instead time and again the people tried to get rid of him. It was rough. But in the long list of frustrations that Jeremiah expresses in Lamentations you’ll also read further in how Jeremiah reminds himself of God’s character and faithfulness. It doesn’t take any faith to believe that God exists—it takes faith to believe that God is trustworthy when your circumstances do not seem to bear it out.
Not all things that happen are good but promises everything will work out for the good. We all have Jeremiah rough days but there are always ones filled with hope and fresh mercy…everyday.