GOD NEVER DOES—BUY SOMETIMES TRUSTS US TO WAIT A WHILE!
Duration: 365 days
HOW CAN WE HOPE IN A GOD WHO ABANDONS US? (LAMENTATIONS 3:25)
Jeremiah steadfastly recognized that the Lord had not abandoned his people, despite the pain of their situation. Rather, God’s people had abandoned him. Jeremiah, theweeping prophet, is also called theprophet of hope, because he foresaw a day when the Lord would reign in the midst of a restored, renewed and reconciled people—people who had finally returned to him.
Jesus knew this paradox between abandonment and hope. In the midst of his suffering and death on the cross, he cried,My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?(Mt 27:46). Yet Jesus also knew that he would be resurrected on the third day, opening the gate of eternal life to all believers. The despair of the cross has now become the gift of life to perishing sinners.
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