I am the man who has seen affliction
into darkness without any light;
again and again the whole day long.
He has made my flesh and my skin waste away;
he has made me dwell in darkness
he has made my chains heavy;
he has made my paths crooked.
a lion in hiding;
he turned aside my steps and tore me to pieces;
the arrows of his quiver;
the object of their taunts all day long.
he has sated me with wormwood.
and made me cower in ashes;
so has my hope from the Lord.”
the wormwood and the gall!
and is bowed down within me.
and therefore I have hope:
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
“therefore I will hope in him.” (ESV Lamentations 3:1-24)
Many want to believe that bad things happen, or that evil exists because God must be absent.
If God is absent from any given situation, then how can He be trusted?
How can He be faithful if he not present, not around……absent?
If He can pick and choose where to be present and where to be absent, and then choose to look away or check out when bad things happen, why would I want to trust a God who functions that way?
If he purposely chooses to be absent, how can he still be faithful?
The Christian that understand the fullness of God’s sovereign hand, even when witnessing the suffering of others, it is this Christian that can teach the world to cry.
Ask God to help you see His hand in all things. Not just the good things that happen.
Be that Christian.
The one that can teach the world to cry.
On my walk this morning, I listened to a sermon that was a good reminder of God’s faithfulness.