Hope

This I recall to mind, therefore have I hope.  It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

Lamentations 3:21-22

Hope is a powerful word.  In my opinion, it is one of the most wonderful things about being a Christian.  There are so many people in the world who have no hope.  Having hope is, in my opinion, one of the most vital things in life.  Without some kind of hope, it is difficult to even find the strength to live.

In the midst of all of the judgment that the Lord is bringing on Judah, Jeremiah found hope.  And, over a thousand years later, we can find hope in the same place.  Here is what Jeremiah “recalled to mind” that caused him to have hope:

“It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.”  If there is any reason to have hope, it is because of the Lord’s mercies and compassions.  It is true that, were it not for the Lord’s mercies, we would have been consumed long ago.  I know that God could have rightly destroyed me many, many times.  But the simple fact that I am still alive is a testament to the fact that it really is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed.

Not only are we not consumed because of His mercy, but He also has compassions that “fail not.”  Not only does He not destroy us when we fail Him, but He goes beyond that and has compassion on us. 

Hope is a powerful emotion.  And the only hope with a sure foundation is this hope.  The hope that Jeremiah spoke of is still available to us today.  It is hope in the Lord’s great mercy!

8 responses to this post.

  1. Amen,amen had it not been for the Lord who is on my side,where would I be Praise God. God’s love and care cannot be described He is so compassionate and kind. I love the scriptures you chose here giving us much hope,with God on our side there is always reason to keep going.Thanks for the kind reminder and have a wonderful evening.
    Love ya 😀 😀

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    • As with everything else about God, He goes so far beyond what we can think or imagine that it’s hard to even put it into words! He is so great and merciful. I am so thankful that He gives us real hope! Thanks!

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  2. Thank you Ben 🙂

    “In the midst of all of the judgment that the Lord is bringing on Judah, Jeremiah found hope. And, over a thousand years later, we can find hope in the same place.”
    Thanks for this wonderful reminder. If Hope is lost, all is lost! Hope gives a reason to brave pain and disappointment. Joy will come tomorrow despite today’s sorrow.

    Yes, Hope makes all the difference!

    @ Pat – Great to see you hither 🙂

    Blessings,
    ann

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    • “If hope is lost, all is lost.” Very true. I am glad that we have a “lively hope” that is forever. No matter what may happen, we have a sure hope! So thankful for that!

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    • Thanks Ann I’m following it’s good meat here!!! I don’t know your name yet but I’m enjoying and be encouraged at your table,thaks for the feast!!!
      Love ya 😀 😀

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  3. Thank you so much Ben! I really need His Hope and mercy today. What a comfort this was to know both are real and available. God bless you.

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    • It’s something that we all need from time to time. I probably need it every day. There is no way you could talk too much about the Lord’s mercy and having hope in Him. God bless you, too!

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  4. Good morning Ben and thanks so much for introducing yourself I do appreciate that and I enjoy your blog so much,have a wonderful day.
    Love ya brother 😀

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