he heard our plea

Lamentations - 1

he heard our plea

Lamentations 3:52-56 (JDV)

Lamentations 3:52 For no reason, my enemies hunted me like a bird.
Lamentations 3:53 They silenced my life in a pit and threw stones on me.
Lamentations 3:54 Water flooded over my head, and I thought, “I’m going to die!”
Lamentations 3:55 I called on your name, Yahveh, from the depths of the pit.
Lamentations 3:56 You heard my plea: Do not ignore my cry for relief.

he heard our plea

The Lamenter recounts his experience of deliverance from the threat of death, then reminds God of the experience. Why? Because he is now asking God for relief from suffering he has seen in Jerusalem. Surely the God who saved him does not want his city to continue to suffer.

When we pray, we should often go back to cross. God does not need the reminder that he bought us with the precious blood of his Son. But we need to remind ourselves that he has invested in us. Such reminders will bolster our determination to pray through our own struggles, because they keep us aware of his investment in our lives.

Lord, thank you for hearing our plea for deliverance. Deliver us again!

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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