counteracting the poison

Lamentations - 1

counteracting the poison

Lamentations 3:19-23 (JDV)

Lamentations 3:19 Remember my misery and my homelessness, the wormwood and the poison.
Lamentations 3:20 I continually remember them and have become depressed.
Lamentations 3:21 Yet I call this to mind, and therefore I have hope:
Lamentations 3:22 Because of Yahveh’s covenant faithfulness we are not finished, because his acts of mercy never end.
Lamentations 3:23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness!

counteracting the poison

The Lamenter knows misery and the homelessness of exile, and it eats away at him, causing severe depression. It is like poison. But he calls to mind another fact — one that keeps him hoping and seeking restoration and a better tomorrow. His mind will not forget the history of the chesed of God — his covenant faithfulness. It is the antidote to the poison.

Lord, keep us in your word, so that the history of your covenant faithfulness counteracts the poison of depression.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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