What makes you weep?

Series: Resilient | Week 4: Deep Waters of Recovery

Lamentations 3:18-24
“I cry out, ‘My splendor is gone! Everything I had hoped for from the Lord is lost!’ The thought of my suffering and homelessness is bitter beyond words. I will never forget this awful time, as I grieve over my loss. Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this: The faithful love of the Lord never ends. His mercies never cease. Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning. . .’”

The book of Lamentations is a 5 chapter book of lament written by ‘the weeping prophet’ Jeremiah. Jeremiah’s heart was grieved for his people, the sin he saw around him, the destruction of his beloved city and for the God he served. Even in the midst of his weeping, though, Jeremiah chose to set his sights on the faithfulness of the Lord.

Respond in Prayer
What makes you weep? Does lamenting have a regular place in your life as it would have for the Jewish nation in Jeremiah’s time? Ask God to break your heart for the things that break His. Pray for the brokenness in our nation and in our world. Pray for hope to come to all people through Jesus. Ask God to help you recognize the new mercies He offers you every single morning and for the ability to ‘master your mornings’ setting the tone for the rest of your day.

For Families with Kids at Home
As you pray for this as an individual, pray this also for your family. How is God leading your family to bring hope and help to your community?