Jeremiah wrote the book of Lamentations while he observed the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple. This is what he wrote…
Lamentations 3:22 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.
In defining the word lament, we see that although there was loss and grief Jeremiah knew his Lord was still on the throne in the Circumstances! His lament for Israel was balanced by the sure knowledge that God was still in control, that His Lord still loved not only Jeremiah himself, but the people of Israel. The external circumstances were uncomfortable and fearful, but the internal reality was and is today, GOD IS STILL MERCIFUL AND LOVES US! If we woke up today, know that God is speaking to us in our ‘circumstances’ to draw us to Himself. His mercy, love and faithfulness NEVER ceases…
Romans 2:4 Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?
noun: lament; plural noun: laments
1. a passionate expression of grief or sorrow.
an expression of regret or disappointment; a complaint.
verb: lament; 3rd person present: laments; lamented; lamenting
1. mourn (a loss or death).
Let the Lord of life speak to you in the time of trouble and sadness…let us be “Listening in Our Circumstances”, the Lord of Life is faithful.