Lamentations (5)

As this short book comes to a close, I want to remind you that it’s ok to grieve. It’s ok to feel anger. It’s ok to feel hurt. It’s ok to cry. It’s ok. You can feel those things. You can express all of that to God. God is big enough to handle it. WhenContinue reading “Lamentations (5)”

Lamentations (4)

There’s a line in chapter 3 of Lamentations that I’ll be revisiting when I write about Haggai because the two correlate so well. The line is this: Let’s take a good look at the way we’re living and reorder our lives under God. I’ll get to that in a few days, but for now, let’s diveContinue reading “Lamentations (4)”

Lamentations (3)

After two and a half chapters of lament, it’s nice to finally get a break. But before we get to the break, I have to quote a couple lines from the start of Lamentations 3: He turned me into a skeleton of skin and bones, then broke the bones… He locked me up in deepContinue reading “Lamentations (3)”

Lamentations (2)

It’s tough to talk about grief and sorrow. It doesn’t come naturally for most of us. But I wanted to take a minute to share a few of the lines here in chapter 2 of Lamentations. In my mind, it perfectly describes the physical state of suffering: The elders of Daughter Zion sit silent onContinue reading “Lamentations (2)”

Lamentations (1)

This is one of those books often overlooked in the Old Testament. I think part of it has to do with the genre, and I think part of it has to do with how short it is. It’s just easy to skip over. When I mention the genre, what I’m referencing is the title ofContinue reading “Lamentations (1)”

I Know You

The book of Jeremiah has never been one of my favorites. I like the biographical information on Jeremiah, which is interspersed throughout; but I don’t necessarily get a kick out of reading the whole book. That said, at the beginning of the book,  there’s a little phrase from the Lord, which I’m sure many ofContinue reading “I Know You”