Here's the scripture that stuck this week:
Lamentations 3;19-27 The Message
19-21I'll never forget the trouble, the utter lostness,
the taste of ashes, the poison I've swallowed.
I remember it all—oh, how well I remember—
the feeling of hitting the bottom.
But there's one other thing I remember,
and remembering, I keep a grip on hope:
22-24God's loyal love couldn't have run out,
his merciful love couldn't have dried up.
They're created new every morning.
How great your faithfulness!
I'm sticking with God (I say it over and over).
He's all I've got left.
25-27God proves to be good to the man who passionately waits,
to the woman who diligently seeks.
It's a good thing to quietly hope,
quietly hope for help from God.
It's a good thing when you're young
to stick it out through the hard times.
This is an incredible scripture of perspective. If you read the context of this, not just in the chapter, but the whole book of Lamentations, you see someone who finds their joy in the Lord and in Him alone. I pray that we all are challenged to have that testimony more and more everyday. Let's quit loving stuff & comfort.