“Even though you go through bad times, our God is a good God!”

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that killeth the prophets, and stoneth them that are sent unto her! how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!” Matthew 23:37

“And when he drew nigh, he saw the city and wept over it, saying, If thou hadst known in this day, even thou, the things which belong unto peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes. For the days shall come upon thee, when thine enemies shall cast up a bank about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, and shall dash thee to the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.” Luke 19:41-44

If you read all five chapters of Lamentations, you will read that there are no verses of hope. Jeremiah was singing about sadness, cries, destruction, and hopelessness.

  • First chapter of lamentation talks about 'Destruction of Jerusalem'.
  • Second chapter talks about the 'Anger of God'.
  • In chapter three, all prophets are asking to 'Have mercy on Israel'.
  • In fourth chapter Jerusalem is 'Surrounded'.
  • Chapter five talks about 'Deliverance of Israel'.

Even though Israel went against God and disobeyed still God did not destroyed Israel, why?

If God wanted to destroy them he could have done that in a second. But he did not destroyed Israel because there was reason.

Though there are many reasons to destroy, God did not because of his love.

“It is of Jehovah’s loving kindnesses that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.” Lamentations 3:22

“But he giveth more grace. Wherefore the scripture saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble.” James 4:6

“Likewise, ye younger, be subject unto the elder. Yea, all of you gird yourselves with humility, to serve one another: for God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble.” 1 Peter 5:5

“For of his fulness we all received, and grace for grace.” John 1:16

The sun is rising and sun is setting. One day light will go out.

“When I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” John 9:5

“They are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:23

“Then said Jehovah unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or not.” Exodus 16:4

“And Moses said unto them, Let no man leave of it till the morning." Exodus 16:19

There are new every morning!

“They are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:23

  1. Why God did not destroyed?
    > Because of his love.

  2. Why did God showed mercy and showers love on us.
    > His compassion never fails.

  3. How will God fulfill my needs
    > The steadfast love and mercy of God.

  4. How will I know about my future.
    > Great is thy faithfulness.

We should observe what makes for us, as well as what is against us. God's compassions fail not; of this we have fresh instances every morning. Portions on earth are perishing things, but God is a portion for ever. It is our duty, and will be our comfort and satisfaction, to hope and quietly to wait for the salvation of the Lord. Afflictions do and will work very much for good: many have found it good to bear this yoke in their youth; it has made many humble and serious, and has weaned them from the world, who otherwise would have been proud and unruly. If tribulation work patience, that patience will work experience, and that experience a hope that makes not ashamed. Due thoughts of the evil of sin, and of our own sinfulness, will convince us that it is of the Lord's mercies we are not consumed. If we cannot say with unwavering voice, The Lord is my portion; may we not say, I desire to have Him for my portion and salvation, and in his word do I hope? Happy shall we be, if we learn to receive affliction as laid upon us by the hand of God.

We hope you enjoyed today’s sermon. God bless!

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