Tears Podcast by Pastor Colin Smith for The Orchard
Read Lamentations 3:16-24
16 He has made my teeth grind on gravel, and made me cower in ashes;
17 my soul is bereft of peace; I have forgotten what happiness is;
18 so I say, “My endurance has perished; so has my hope from the Lord.”
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.”
1. A Believer’s Pain (Lam 3:1-20)
2. A Believer’s Hope (Lam 3:21-24)
a. In Christ, you have a Savior who knows what it is to suffer
b. In Christ, you can know that God is for you
c. In Christ, you have a Savior who has triumphed