What Am I Supposed To Do?

Rick Warren writes: Maybe you got the dreaded phone call that said, "Sorry, the test came back and it's cancer," or your spouse walked out on you, or someone you loved just died. Maybe you lost your job, or the falling stock market has left you on shaky financial ground. Things in your life were going so smoothly, and then the next minute it's as if a storm hit your life, and now all your plans have been destroyed. What do you do?

This week globally is one of uncertainty. Russia has begun airstrikes in Syria, Hurricane Joaquin bears down on the Eastern Seaboard and once again there is talk of a U.S. government shutdown. 

In Lamentations, Jeremiah is brutally honest as he states his complaints to God. He basically tells God, "I don't like anything that's going on in my life right now, and I want it to stop!" However, in chapter 3 after a bit of a rant, Jeremiah comes to his senses. 

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. Lamentations 3:21-23.

You may not need this right now in your life. Everything might be all roses and sunshine for you, and if that's the case, then praise God! But maybe it's been a really tough couple days for you, and if that's the case, then praise God! 

Find hope. Abide in God's faithfulness. His mercies are new every morning.

Milo Wilson

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