My Hope is in The LORD

Danny Smith introduced us to some of the many dangers of false hope in yesterday’s message.  As we prepare for Easter, and dwell on the week that our Savior had for us as He went to the cross, I would like to begin to direct us to Biblical texts to use as promises to glue to our problem of false hope.  Our first is written by the Old Testament Prophet Jeremiah.

Jeremiah is known as the weeping prophet because of his many lamentations inhis prophetic self-named book and then the book named Lamentations.  With tears or not I am thankful that He brings this reminder to us from Lamentations 3:21-24:    

[21] But this I call to mind,and therefore I have hope: [22] The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; [23] they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. [24] “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.”

Note that in the midst of much trouble and grieving that Jeremiah intentionally called this truth to mind!  We need to remember that we have a critical part in keeping our hope centered…we must call these truth’s to mind. 

Jeremiah centers his hope on the Love of God.  A love so long it never ceases!  A love so gracious that its mercies are renewed each day.  This love was not just an abstract…it is for YOU and ME…Jeremiah tells us that the Lord is MY portion.  Have hope in Him today.