Day 293 – October 20, 2021
Scriptures: Lamentations 4-5, Psalms 85
The severity of the people of Judah’s situation comes to the forefront in our Lamentations reading. The famine has reached a pinnacle and the desperation of people has as well.
All that is left during darkness and despair is hope in the Lord. Things are so bad, and evil has caused such incredible problems for the people of God, that the only way out is for divine action and presence.
Psalm 85 pulls this hope forward. It’s an invitation to remember God’s faithfulness in the past and his power and willingness to act today.
When we face incredibly difficult times, it is our encouragement here to remember the past faithfulness of God. As Christians, we trust and hope that he will respond and deliver us from our present struggles.
The psalmist knows that God is faithful. Will we be faithful, and trust in the Lord?
Jordan Ickes, Minister of Etna Green Church of Christ.