What do we do when we feel sad? We lament. The Bible gives us examples in the book of Psalms and especially in the book of Lamentations. These look like the words of Jeremiah, the weeping prophet. This part of the Bible is wet with his tears. But right in the middle of the book, when it feels like his sorrow will overwhelm him, the prophet remembers the reason for his hope. Joy replaces sadness. The sun finally rises. It could happen to us. Today. Put your hope in God.
Hope for the Exiled: Hope in our Sorrow
October 11, 2020