When Hope is Lost.

Series: Let's Talk About It | Week 3: Anxiety

Read Lamentations 3:17-18

“Peace has been stripped away, and I have forgotten what prosperity is. I cry out, “My splendor is gone! Everything I had hoped for from the LORD is lost!”

1. What has Jeremiah lost in the midst of his struggle?
2. What is Jeremiah’s tone in this passage?
3. Who is Jeremiah talking to here?

Jeremiah writes that he has lost his sense of peace, prosperity, splendor, and hope. What has your fear or anxiety stripped from you? God never left Jeremiah’s side. He was continuing to work in and through his life in the midst of his anxiety, but Jeremiah’s negative self-talk made it difficult for him to feel God’s presence. Talk to God now about what you’re missing and ask Him to fill you with His Spirit and assurance.

For Further Reading: Don’t Be Anxious: Is That All God’s Got to Say?
*For more practical resources related to this week’s readings, visit tpcc.org/anxiety.
**TPCC does not necessarily endorse all For Further Reading/Learning sources. They are simply meant to be a helpful tool.

For Families with Kids at Home
Today, try to make an extra effort to encourage your kids as they go to school reminding them if they face anxiety or fears, that you are there for them as a parent, and that God is with them. Pray a blessing over them, asking that they would be more aware of God's presence in their life.

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