It Only Looks That Way

Good Day Readers:

I hope you are have a wonderful day that is full of the promises that God has in store you. I was so happy and thankful that I was able to preach the Word again this past Sunday. I had a great time being in His Word. God has a way of always pointing you in the right direction when He wants you to preach. I had been preparing a sermon that is in the book of Genesis. During all of this I was also going through my own storm (yes Ministers go through them…lol). Well, God being who He is, worked it so that not only did He give me a sermon, but He had me go a totally different route. See, a lot of my sermons and blogs deal with what to do when you are facing some of life’s difficulties. Well, this sermon was no different but, the message was also, as it should be, pointed directly at yours truly. I think I preached my heart out that day to the point that my voice did give…lol. Here is the kicker. The manuscript that I preached from was already written by Jeremaiah himself. Here is the sermon from Lamentations 3.

Lamentations 3

1I AM the man that hath seen affliction by the rod of his wrath.

2He hath led me, and brought me into darkness, but not into light.

3Surely against me is he turned; he turneth his hand against me all the day.

4My flesh and my skin hath he made old; he hath broken my bones.

5He hath builded against me, and compassed me with gall and travail.

6He hath set me in dark places, as they that be dead of old.

7He hath hedged me about, that I cannot get out: he hath made my chain heavy.

8Also when I cry and shout, he shutteth out my prayer.

9He hath inclosed my ways with hewn stone, he hath made my paths crooked.

10He was unto me as a bear lying in wait, and as a lion in secret places.

11He hath turned aside my ways, and pulled me in pieces: he hath made me desolate.

12He hath bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow.

13He hath caused the arrows of his quiver to enter into my reins.

14I was a derision to all my people; and their song all the day.

15He hath filled me with bitterness, he hath made me drunken with wormwood.

16He hath also broken my teeth with gravel stones, he hath covered me with ashes.

17And thou hast removed my soul far off from peace: I forgat prosperity.

18And I said, My strength and my hope is perished from the LORD:

19Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall.

20My soul hath them still in remembrance, and is humbled in me.

21This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.

22It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

23They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

24The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

25The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.

Until Next Time…