Call This to Mind

Hymns

Holy, holy, holy
Rock of Ages
One day
Our God our help in ages past
Trust and obey
Great is thy faithfulness
Take the name of Jesus with you
God be with you til we meet  again









Scripture

Lamentations 3:19-26
19 Remember my affliction and my wanderings,
    the wormwood and the gall!
20 My soul continually remembers it
    and is bowed down within me.
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.”

25 The Lord is good to those who wait for him,
    to the soul who seeks him.
26 It is good that one should wait quietly
    for the salvation of the Lord.



Sermon Notes

Our church is closing, it is a time of lamenting.
Lamenting shows itself differently in different people

Lamenting is  other always the result of doing something wrong.

Jeremiah had many hard things happen to him, hard things not always deserved.   Jerusalem had been destroyed, all he saw was his failures.

We are the same you know....so often only seeing our failures.  Having the shame of the past creep in on us.   These wonderings don't help us.  They only continue to bring us down.

But it doesn't end there though.

Jeremiah remembered something important.   God's faithfulness.

The bible never ends in our sin.   It ends in Christ's saving work on our behalf.
God's love for his people never ceases.  It sticks through regardless.

You are loved by God.

His mercies never come to end.   God continually shows us mercy.  His mercy continues every single day.

Since his mercies are new every day, it means that we have a future and a hope.   A future free of pain and sorrows.  The world and it's pleasures are so fleeting.   But our future...it is imperishable and undefiled, a place of perfection that will be ours forever.

Remember God's faithfulness in those hard times.   He works it out.  All those things that happen in our lives, he works it out.  For our good when  we are called according to his purposes.  Mercies new every single morning..

Great is his faithfulness.

2 comments

  1. Do you ever sing the scripture Lamentations 3:22-24? One that we sing often as it recalls that God is faithful and He renews us. Hope you all are renewed daily as each of these tough days pass by. - Lori

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  2. I don't know that song I don't think? You have a link?

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