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Welcome to Our Daily Devotional
Each Day we will READ a Chapter of the Bible
Look at the MEANING of that Chapter
Then make APPLICATION of this Chapter to my life

Hope in the midst of Affliction
Today's Scripture: 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.

 26It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.

 27It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.

 28He sitteth alone and keepeth silence, because he hath borne it upon him.

 29He putteth his mouth in the dust; if so be there may be hope.

 30He giveth his cheek to him that smiteth him: he is filled full with reproach.

 31For the LORD will not cast off for ever:

 32But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies.

 33For he doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.

 34To crush under his feet all the prisoners of the earth.

 35To turn aside the right of a man before the face of the most High,

 36To subvert a man in his cause, the LORD approveth not.

 37Who is he that saith, and it cometh to pass, when the Lord commandeth it not?

 38Out of the mouth of the most High proceedeth not evil and good?

 39Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?

 40Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD.

 41Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens.

 42We have transgressed and have rebelled: thou hast not pardoned.

 43Thou hast covered with anger, and persecuted us: thou hast slain, thou hast not pitied.

 44Thou hast covered thyself with a cloud, that our prayer should not pass through.

 45Thou hast made us as the offscouring and refuse in the midst of the people.

 46All our enemies have opened their mouths against us.

 47Fear and a snare is come upon us, desolation and destruction.

 48Mine eye runneth down with rivers of water for the destruction of the daughter of my people.

 49Mine eye trickleth down, and ceaseth not, without any intermission.

 50Till the LORD look down, and behold from heaven.

 51Mine eye affecteth mine heart because of all the daughters of my city.

 52Mine enemies chased me sore, like a bird, without cause.

 53They have cut off my life in the dungeon, and cast a stone upon me.

 54Waters flowed over mine head; then I said, I am cut off.

 55I called upon thy name, O LORD, out of the low dungeon.

 56Thou hast heard my voice: hide not thine ear at my breathing, at my cry.

 57Thou drewest near in the day that I called upon thee: thou saidst, Fear not.

 58O LORD, thou hast pleaded the causes of my soul; thou hast redeemed my life.

 59O LORD, thou hast seen my wrong: judge thou my cause.

 60Thou hast seen all their vengeance and all their imaginations against me.

 61Thou hast heard their reproach, O LORD, and all their imaginations against me;

 62The lips of those that rose up against me, and their device against me all the day.

 63Behold their sitting down, and their rising up; I am their musick.

 64Render unto them a recompence, O LORD, according to the work of their hands.

 65Give them sorrow of heart, thy curse unto them.

 66Persecute and destroy them in anger from under the heavens of the LORD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today's Scripture Meaning: 

 

The faithful lament their calamities, and hope in God's mercies.

Verses 1-20: The prophet relates the more gloomy and discouraging part of his experience, and how he found support and relief. In the time of his trial the Lord had become terrible to him. It was an affliction that was misery itself; for sin makes the cup of affliction a bitter cup. The struggle between unbelief and faith is often very severe. But the weakest believer is wrong, if he thinks that his strength and hope are perished from the Lord.

Verses 21-36: Having stated his distress and temptation, the prophet shows how he was raised above it. Bad as things are, it is owing to the mercy of God that they are not worse. We should observe what makes for us, as well as what is against us. God's compassions fail not; of this we have fresh instances every morning. Portions on earth are perishing things, but God is a portion for ever. It is our duty, and will be our comfort and satisfaction, to hope and quietly to wait for the salvation of the Lord. Afflictions do and will work very much for good: many have found it good to bear this yoke in their youth; it has made many humble and serious, and has weaned them from the world, who otherwise would have been proud and unruly. If tribulation work patience, that patience will work experience, and that experience a hope that makes not ashamed. Due thoughts of the evil of sin, and of our own sinfulness, will convince us that it is of the Lord's mercies we are not consumed. If we cannot say with unwavering voice, The Lord is my portion; may we not say, I desire to have Him for my portion and salvation, and in his word do I hope? Happy shall we be, if we learn to receive affliction as laid upon us by the hand of God.

Verses 37-41: While there is life there is hope; and instead of complaining that things are bad, we should encourage ourselves with the hope they will be better. We are sinful men, and what we complain of, is far less than our sins deserve. We should complain to God, and not of him. We are apt, in times of calamity, to reflect on other people's ways, and blame them; but our duty is to search and try our own ways, that we may turn from evil to God. Our hearts must go with our prayers. If inward impressions do not answer to outward expressions, we mock God, and deceive ourselves.

Verses 42-54: The more the prophet looked on the desolations, the more he was grieved. Here is one word of comfort. While they continued weeping, they continued waiting; and neither did nor would expect relief and succour from any but the Lord.

Verses 55-66: Faith comes off conqueror, for in these verses the prophet concludes with some comfort. Prayer is the breath of the new man, drawing in the air of mercy in petitions, and returning it in praises; it proves and maintains the spiritual life. He silenced their fears, and quieted their spirits. Thou saidst, Fear not. This was the language of God's grace, by the witness of his Spirit with their spirits. And what are all our sorrows, compared with those of the Redeemer? He will deliver his people from every trouble, and revive his church from every persecution. He will save believers with everlasting salvation, while his enemies perish with everlasting destruction.

 

 

Today's Scripture Application: 
  
  
  Each day we walk through the Bible chapter by chapter making an application of our text to help us grow in the Lord. Many applications can be made from each day's text. Today we continue in the Book of Lamentations Chapter 3. In our text today we see Hope in the midst of affliction as Jeremiah sees both God's wrath and His mercy as He is a just God and a Holy God. In making application we see why we must be saved as unholy man cannot approach a Holy God without our sins being forgiven. Today many think they will go to Heaven because they believe they are good but next to a Holy God we see why it takes the Blood of Jesus-Christ to save a person from their sin. How about you? Do you see why we must be saved? Let us learn from our text today and the words of Jeremiah to see the hope in the midst of our affliction of sin is that a Holy God loves us so much that He gave His own Son to Pay the Price of my sin. 
  
Thank You, David Burnette, Director:U.S.Bible Society
Please Contact Me with Any Questions or Comments,
 
Today's Prayer Requests: 

 

Mon 7/21/2014 6:11 PM | huntingburg,in,usa  | erin jones | I just for you lord to have my back so I will succeed and be welcomeef into heaven when I die I also pray for your love and forgiveness, also all this for our family amen
  • Mon 7/21/2014 4:02 PM | united states | maria | please pray for my boyfriend Gary  of 7 years he has been diagnosed with cancer and he is in a lot of pain,he will be starting chemotherapy next Monday.Please pray for my son James I pray for his salvation.My prayers are that GOD will show them both that he is the answer for everything and we need the LORD in our lives always and forever IN JESUS NAME amen.Thank you so much GOD BLESS.MY PRAYERS are the same for everyone in the world who is going through lifes obstacles may JESUS bless you and be the LORD of your lives.IN JESUS NAME AMEN. 
  • Mon 7/21/2014 3:01 PM | United States | RACHEL JOHNSON | PRAY THAT GOD WILL HEAL MY BODY OF THE HIVES THAT I AM EXPRESSING. PRAY THAT GOD WILL GIVE ME KNOWLEDGE AND WISDOM. PRAY THAT GOD WILL PROVIDE ME WITH A SPIRITUAL COMPANION THAT IS LIVING A RIGHTEOUS LIFE IN HIM.
  • Mon 7/21/2014 11:49 AM | USA/CLEVELAND, OH | VERA BANKSTON-JONES | : FATHER......GUIDE IN HELPING ME TO FIND MYSELF, WHO I AM, TRUTHS,  AND THIS ERGENT SITUATION THAT HAS BEFALLEN UPON ME, ALSO SEND IISHEA TO ME ON A HUMBLED HEART!.......SELAH
  • Mon 7/21/2014 7:29 AM | usa | fatima | Please save my daughter from drug addiction, cure me of my scalp disorder, help me financially
  • Mon 7/21/2014 5:12 AM | Ghana | masudi | I PRAY that God expand my business for the sake of His work in the Kingdom work
  • Mon 7/21/2014 2:42 AM | NIGERIA | PASTOR SOLOMON |lord according to your word in psalm 122:6,pray for the peace of Jerusalem. for the in coming presidential Election 2014-2015, for all the country's l Pray that Lord you will Give us a President that you have called for this honor a protector, a discover of fact without any information, but not as a Pledges to his country, not as a Great Tyrant's that will  COME IN LIKE A FOX RULE LIKE A LION AND DIE LIKE A DOG. Judge's 9:34-57 as the Abimelech the son of Gideon who ruled and died In Jesus Name A Men.
  • Mon 7/21/2014 1:12 AM | London UK | Grace labaran | Prayer for my childre Lord let my children get breakthroughs in all they do True and genuine partners for them Joseph and Shamsiya Protections for the family Thank you Lord for keeping us amen
  • Mon 7/21/2014 12:15 AM | USA | Leslie | My acnes taken the best of me. Please pray for me. My mom is getting surgery and I am really scared, I hope everything goes we'll and your prayers can help! Thank you. God bless
  • Sun 7/20/2014 9:37 AM | USA/CLEVELAND, OH | VERA BANKSTON-JONES | LORD, FATHER OF ALL AND IN ALL! I WANT THE REAL ANSWERS ABOUT CHRIST AND WHO HE REALLY IS! AS A WOMAN OF COLOR AND GETTING OLDER I WANT TO KNOW WHO I AM AND WHAT CHRIST PLAYS IN  MY LIFE. MAN OR MYTH?.....SELAH
  • Sun 7/20/2014 1:04 AM | Unite States |  Diamond | Please Pray for my Uncle for him to walk again (he paralized) 
  • Salvation
    Today's Scripture: Lamentations 2

     

     

     1How hath the LORD covered the daughter of Zion with a cloud in his anger, and cast down from heaven unto the earth the beauty of Israel, and remembered not his footstool in the day of his anger!

     2The LORD hath swallowed up all the habitations of Jacob, and hath not pitied: he hath thrown down in his wrath the strong holds of the daughter of Judah; he hath brought them down to the ground: he hath polluted the kingdom and the princes thereof.

     3He hath cut off in his fierce anger all the horn of Israel: he hath drawn back his right hand from before the enemy, and he burned against Jacob like a flaming fire, which devoureth round about.

     4He hath bent his bow like an enemy: he stood with his right hand as an adversary, and slew all that were pleasant to the eye in the tabernacle of the daughter of Zion: he poured out his fury like fire.

     5The LORD was as an enemy: he hath swallowed up Israel, he hath swallowed up all her palaces: he hath destroyed his strong holds, and hath increased in the daughter of Judah mourning and lamentation.

     6And he hath violently taken away his tabernacle, as if it were of a garden: he hath destroyed his places of the assembly: the LORD hath caused the solemn feasts and sabbaths to be forgotten in Zion, and hath despised in the indignation of his anger the king and the priest.

     7The LORD hath cast off his altar, he hath abhorred his sanctuary, he hath given up into the hand of the enemy the walls of her palaces; they have made a noise in the house of the LORD, as in the day of a solemn feast.

     8The LORD hath purposed to destroy the wall of the daughter of Zion: he hath stretched out a line, he hath not withdrawn his hand from destroying: therefore he made the rampart and the wall to lament; they languished together.

     9Her gates are sunk into the ground; he hath destroyed and broken her bars: her king and her princes are among the Gentiles: the law is no more; her prophets also find no vision from the LORD.

     10The elders of the daughter of Zion sit upon the ground, and keep silence: they have cast up dust upon their heads; they have girded themselves with sackcloth: the virgins of Jerusalem hang down their heads to the ground.

     11Mine eyes do fail with tears, my bowels are troubled, my liver is poured upon the earth, for the destruction of the daughter of my people; because the children and the sucklings swoon in the streets of the city.

     12They say to their mothers, Where is corn and wine? when they swooned as the wounded in the streets of the city, when their soul was poured out into their mothers' bosom.

     13What thing shall I take to witness for thee? what thing shall I liken to thee, O daughter of Jerusalem? what shall I equal to thee, that I may comfort thee, O virgin daughter of Zion? for thy breach is great like the sea: who can heal thee?

     14Thy prophets have seen vain and foolish things for thee: and they have not discovered thine iniquity, to turn away thy captivity; but have seen for thee false burdens and causes of banishment.

     15All that pass by clap their hands at thee; they hiss and wag their head at the daughter of Jerusalem, saying, Is this the city that men call The perfection of beauty, The joy of the whole earth?

     16All thine enemies have opened their mouth against thee: they hiss and gnash the teeth: they say, We have swallowed her up: certainly this is the day that we looked for; we have found, we have seen it.

     17The LORD hath done that which he had devised; he hath fulfilled his word that he had commanded in the days of old: he hath thrown down, and hath not pitied: and he hath caused thine enemy to rejoice over thee, he hath set up the horn of thine adversaries.

     18Their heart cried unto the LORD, O wall of the daughter of Zion, let tears run down like a river day and night: give thyself no rest; let not the apple of thine eye cease.

     19Arise, cry out in the night: in the beginning of the watches pour out thine heart like water before the face of the LORD: lift up thy hands toward him for the life of thy young children, that faint for hunger in the top of every street.

     20Behold, O LORD, and consider to whom thou hast done this. Shall the women eat their fruit, and children of a span long? shall the priest and the prophet be slain in the sanctuary of the Lord?

     21The young and the old lie on the ground in the streets: my virgins and my young men are fallen by the sword; thou hast slain them in the day of thine anger; thou hast killed, and not pitied.

     22Thou hast called as in a solemn day my terrors round about, so that in the day of the LORD's anger none escaped nor remained: those that I have swaddled and brought up hath mine enemy consumed.

     

     

     

     

    Today's Scripture Meaning: 

     

    Lamentation for the misery of Jerusalem.

    Verses 1-9: A sad representation is here made of the state of God's church, of Jacob and Israel; but the notice seems mostly to refer to the hand of the Lord in their calamities. Yet God is not an enemy to his people, when he is angry with them and corrects them. And gates and bars stand in no stead when God withdraws his protection. It is just with God to cast down those by judgments, who debase themselves by sin; and to deprive those of the benefit and comfort of sabbaths and ordinances, who have not duly valued nor observed them. What should they do with Bibles, who make no improvement of them? Those who misuse God's prophets, justly lose them. It becomes necessary, though painful, to turn the thoughts of the afflicted to the hand of God lifted up against them, and to their sins as the source of their miseries.

    Verses 10-22: Causes for lamentation are described. Multitudes perished by famine. Even little children were slain by their mother's hands, and eaten, according to the threatening, (De 28:53). Multitudes fell by the sword. Their false prophets deceived them. And their neighbours laughed at them. It is a great sin to jest at others' miseries, and adds much affliction to the afflicted. Their enemies triumphed over them. The enemies of the church are apt to take its shocks for its ruins; but they will find themselves deceived. Calls to lamentation are given; and comforts for the cure of these lamentations are sought. Prayer is a salve for every sore, even the sorest; a remedy for every malady, even the most grievous. Our business in prayer is to refer our case to the Lord, and leave it with him. His will be done. Let us fear God, and walk humbly before him, and take heed lest we fall.

     

     

     

    Today's Scripture Application: 
      
      
      Each day we walk through the Bible chapter by chapter making an application of our text to help us grow in the Lord. Many applications can be made from each day's text. Today we continue in the Book of Lamentations Chapter 2. In our text today we see God's anger at sin and a call for repentance and Godly sorrow as we approach a Holy God for our forgiveness of sin. In making application we see that true salvation is Given by our Lord by Grace through faith in Jesus-Christ's finished work at Calvary. That being said we must approach the Lord understanding how we have transgressed against God with a heart of being willing to repent or turn from our sin. How about you? Are you Saved? Let us learn from our text today to remember that true salvation comes from the Lord when we approach Him with our sin asking Him to forgive us.
      
    Thank You, David Burnette, Director:U.S.Bible Society
    Please Contact Me with Any Questions or Comments,
     
    Today's Prayer Requests: 

     

    Sun 7/20/2014 9:37 AM | USA/CLEVELAND, OH | VERA BANKSTON-JONES | LORD, FATHER OF ALL AND IN ALL! I WANT THE REAL ANSWERS ABOUT CHRIST AND WHO HE REALLY IS! AS A WOMAN OF COLOR AND GETTING OLDER I WANT TO KNOW WHO I AM AND WHAT CHRIST PLAYS IN  MY LIFE. MAN OR MYTH?.....SELAH
  • Sun 7/20/2014 1:04 AM | Unite States |  Diamond | Please Pray for my Uncle for him to walk again (he paralized) . And my Grandma to remove this arthritis from her body.
  • Sat 7/19/2014 5:03 PM | Ghana | Prophet, Philip Atsu Adjetey | I need greater anointing, God should my ministry(the storm is over mission ministry) spiritually,phisically and financially. I need more grace
  • Sat 7/19/2014 1:12 PM | USA/CLEVELAND, OH | VERA BANKSTON-JONES | FATHER, IN YOU I FIND PEACE AND CONTENTMENT, SAFETY, LOVE, AND FAITH! FAITH IN YOU AND YOU ALONE!.....SELAH
  • Sat 7/19/2014 8:20 AM | usa | fatima | Please save my daughter from drug addiction, cure my scalp disorder,help me financially so i can help her go to rehab  
  •  Sat 7/19/2014 8:20 AM | usa | Tina Raynor | Please say a prayer for our small family and the organization I volunteer for. Please pray we receive the resources to help as they ask or as we offer..  Amen
  • Sat 7/19/2014 4:40 AM | south africa | lesley | Please pray for me , I have a terrible pain in my stomach that cause me not to sleep.
  • Sat 7/19/2014 12:59 AM  |india | joy parimala | i am a sinner even though i took salvation on 13th september 2013. there is no change in my life, i still continue to sin more than i was at first. i am becoming problematic to my family. becoz of my wrongdoing god has   gave me punishment i failed in maths in 12th class. i wrote supplement. i dnt knew what to do please pray for my true repentence. i am thinking to do suicide. i tried to do suicide but i failed it.please remember me in your prayers. i am just a 17yrs old.  
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