Pastor Chuck Swindoll presents an overview of Lamentations. These five chapters are filled with the prophet's anguishing words over the destruction of Jerusalem, the city he loved.
The ravages of war and the consequences of disaster are usually beyond belief or description. Few are those who can capture the tragic scene in words. Jeremiah was one of the few. His brief, biting journal of what he saw and felt following the fall of his beloved nation is contained in this short book.
Now that we have introduced everyone to Jeremiah, and have surveyed all five chapters in Lamentations, we're ready to dig into the first chapter.
Chuck Swindoll continues his study of Lamentations by looking at one of the darkest chapters of Scripture that describe the extreme suffering endured during the destruction of Jerusalem.
Every new start arrives as a mixed blessing. With one hand we welcome them but pull back with the other. A clean page is welcomed because there are things on the previous page we might like to forget.
Finally, when we come to the third chapter of Lamentations, we find something in Jeremiah's sad journal that's encouraging! The prophet offers a bright ray of hope, and we're ready to hear it.
When your life goes sideways and bad things happen, it’s easy to question God’s love. But it doesn’t make it less true. God loves us, even when life doesn’t make sense.
When calamity strikes, possessions offer no comfort. What was important isn't anymore. How do we go on? Even as Jeremiah tours through Jerusalem's wreckage, we find God's hope for reconstruction.
From the final notes in Jeremiah's mournful song of woe, a refrain of hope emerges. God still sits on His throne and rules the world's affairs. He will restore His people's joy and turn mourning to dancing.