Lamentations and Psalms

suffering and hope lametations        Good Morning!

         A few thoughts to ponder.

         There was much suffering reported in the media today.   With the earthquake and tsunami so close to our continent the needs of the folks and the children particularly grieved my heart.

I know prayer is a powerful discipline but I then reflected about the folks in early bible days.

They saw so much sorrow and need, grief and human vileness.  Certainly, they prayed.   I wondered what the difference was between Lamentations and Psalms.    Every Psalm contains some note of PRAISE to God.   People who lamented often had to write of this in dirge-like sorrow expressed, yet continue to live and work and proclaim it (ie Jeremiah).    For us…..the Hope we have in Christ rises more GLORIOUS than the needs which ground us to reality.

Yet, how wonderful it is when even in LAMATATIONS when blackness and often seeming hopelessness prevails………….Still, still the glorious HOPE for a new beginning rises.

 

My prayer, my Hope (in Christ) for all who may read this is that they too, will rise up like the SUN.

Embrace this day with all its possibilities even if you write, draw or speak out only a brief proclamation of  HOPE.

Blessing and Grace to you!

Joy of Salvation

 

About Faye

I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions. I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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One Response to Lamentations and Psalms

  1. Dawn Marie says:

    Thank you for this wonderful post, Faye. A lovely reminder of how Christ’s own RESURRECTION, His own RISING again, is the greatest witness of HOPE we can cling to. Hugs to you for inspiring so many of us to embrace this great hope He has given!

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