Scripture: “The priest of Midian had seven daughters. They came and drew water, filling the troughs and watering their father’s sheep. When some shepherds came and chased the girls off, Moses came to their rescue and helped them water their sheep. When they got home to their father, Reuel, he said, ‘That didn’t take long. Why
Scripture: “By entering through faith into what God has always wanted to do for us—set us right with him, make us fit for him—we have it all together with God because of our Master Jesus. And that’s not all: We throw open our doors to God and discover at the same moment that he has
Scripture: “Sing, O barren one, who did not bear; break forth into singing and cry aloud, you who have not been in labor! For the children of the desolate one will be more than the children of her who is married,” says the Lord. “Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; do not hold back; lengthen
The people of Israel had been exiled to Babylon from Jerusalem and the extreme heartache over the situation was detailed in Lamentations. The prophet described how God had turned against the people for their wickedness. Out of desperation, he said that everything that he had hoped for from the Lord was lost. As the prophet detailed how the people had been treated, it affected his prospect of God. He was experiencing insurmountable loss that brought tears and sadness. Grieving over what was loss for the people of Israel was the only way he could process the situation. His expectations of what God would do had not been met. Even so, he turned his attention back to God and reminded himself that God’s mercy was available each and every day, no matter what the days, weeks, or years had lacked…
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