Jeremiah was depressed! Jerusalem was under siege, his nation under duress. His world collapsed like a sand castle. He faulted God for his horrible emotional distress. He also blamed God for his physical ailments. "God has made my flesh and my skin waste away, and broken my bones” Lamentations 3:4
His body ached; his heart was sick and his faith was puny ... He realized how fast he was sinking, so he shifted his gaze. "But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness. ‘The Lord is my portion,' says my soul, 'therefore I will hope in him'".
"But this I call to mind ..." Depressed, Jeremiah altered his thoughts and shifted his attention. He turned his eyes away from his stormy world and looked into the wonder and goodness of God. He quickly recited a quintet of promises. There are times when we must also remind ourselves of the goodness of the Lord. We must remind to our weary soul:
1. The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases.
2. His mercies never come to an end.
3. They are new every morning.
4. Great is thy faithfulness.
5. The Lord is my portion.
The storm didn’t cease, but his discouragement did once he spoke to himself. Learn to speak life over your life!
Be Optimistic; Be Open Minded; Be an Overcomer!!