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Lamentations 3 - AMP

2 He has led me and brought me into darkness and not light. 3 Surely He has turned away from me; His hand is against me all the day. 4 My flesh and my skin has He worn out and made old; He has shattered my bones. 5 He has built up against me and surrounded me with bitterness, tribulation, and anguish. 6 He has caused me to dwell in dark places like those long dead. 7 He walled me in so that I cannot get out; He has weighted down my chain. 8 Even when I cry and shout for help, He shuts out my prayer. 9 He has enclosed my ways with hewn stone; He has made my paths crooked. 10 He is to me like a bear lying in wait, and like a lion in secret places. 11 He has turned me off my ways and pulled me in pieces; He has made me desolate. 12 He has bent His bow and set me as a mark for the arrow. 13 He has caused the arrows of His quiver to enter into my heart . 14 I have become a derision to all my people, and their singsong all the day. 15 He has filled me with bitterness; He has made me drink to excess and until drunken with wormwood . 16 He has also broken my teeth with gravel (stones); He has covered me with ashes. 17 And You have bereaved my soul and cast it off far from peace; I have forgotten what good and happiness are. 18 And I say, Perished is my strength and my expectation from the Lord. 19 remember my affliction and my misery, my wandering and my outcast state, the wormwood and the gall. 20 My soul has them continually in remembrance and is bowed down within me. 21 But this I recall and therefore have I hope and expectation: 22 It is because of the Lord's mercy and loving-kindness that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. 23 They are new every morning; great and abundant is Your stability and faithfulness. 24 The Lord is my portion or share, says my living being (my inner self); therefore will I hope in Him and wait expectantly for Him. 25 The Lord is good to those who wait hopefully and expectantly for Him, to those who seek Him . 26 It is good that one should hope in and wait quietly for the salvation (the safety and ease) of the Lord. 27 It is good for a man that he should bear the yoke in his youth. 28 Let him sit alone uncomplaining and keeping silent , because has laid upon him . 29 Let him put his mouth in the dust --there may yet be hope. 30 Let him give his cheek to the One Who smites him ; let him be filled with reproach . 31 For the Lord will not cast off forever! 32 But though He causes grief, yet will He be moved to compassion according to the multitude of His loving-kindness and tender mercy. 33 For He does not willingly and from His heart afflict or grieve the children of men. 34 To trample and crush underfoot all the prisoners of the earth, 35 To turn aside and deprive a man of his rights before the face of the Most High or a superior , 36 To subvert a man in his cause-- the Lord does not approve. 37 Who is he who speaks and it comes to pass, if the Lord has not authorized and commanded it? 38 Is it not out of the mouth of the Most High that evil and good both proceed ? 39 Why does a living man sigh ? a man complain for the punishment of his sins? 40 Let us test and examine our ways, and let us return to the Lord! 41 Let us lift up our hearts and our hands to God in heaven: 42 We have transgressed and rebelled and You have not pardoned. 43 You have covered Yourself with wrath and pursued and afflicted us; You have slain without pity. 44 You have covered Yourself with a cloud so that no prayer can pass through. 45 You have made us offscouring and refuse among the nations. 46 All our enemies have gaped at us and railed against us. 47 Fear and pitfall have come upon us, devastation and destruction. 48 My eyes overflow with streams of tears because of the destruction of the daughter of my people. 49 My eyes overflow continually and will not cease 50 Until the Lord looks down and sees from heaven. 51 My eyes cause me grief at the fate of all the maidens of my city . 52 I have been hunted down like a bird by those who were my enemies without cause. 53 They destroyed my life in the dungeon (pit) and cast a stone above me. 54 The waters ran down on my head; I said, I am gone. 55 I called upon Your name, O Lord, out of the depths of the dungeon. 56 You heard my voice : hide not Your ear at my prayer for relief. 57 You drew near on the day I called to You; You said, Fear not. 58 O Lord, You have pleaded the causes of my soul ; You have rescued and redeemed my life! 59 O Lord, You have seen my wrong ; judge and maintain my cause. 60 You have seen all their vengeance, all their devices against me. 61 You have heard their reproach and revilings, O Lord, and all their devices against me-- 62 The lips and thoughts of my assailants are against me all day long. 63 Look at their sitting down and their rising up ; I am their singsong . 64 Render to them a recompense, O Lord, according to the work of their hands. 65 You will give them hardness and blindness of heart; Your curse will be upon them. 66 You will pursue and afflict them in anger and destroy them from under Your heavens, O Lord.



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Kerry Haynes avatar
God’s Unfailing Faithfulness
Shared by: Kerry Haynes on Sep, 2016
Summary: God is faithful through the worst calamaties of life. God's love always exceeds his judgment. In the midst of tragedy, we can look to him for hope. While sorrow may last the night, joy comes in the morning.
Mike Dankson avatar
Behind the Mask
Shared by: Mike Dankson on Jul, 2016
Summary: This sermon deals with the delicate subject of Christian depression
Denomination: *other
Views: 797
David Radcliff avatar
WHY WE NEED A REVIVAL
Shared by: David Radcliff on Mar, 2016
Summary: Do we need a revival in America today? Do we need a revival in our Church?
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 344
Paul Carlson avatar
God’s Mercy Promotes Hope!
Shared by: Paul Carlson on Dec, 2015
Summary: PROPOSITION Because Christ is merciful, we can experience hope even during periods of God’s judgment.
Series: O.T. Survey
Scripture: Lamentations 3:1-26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 165
David Welch avatar
Faithful to forgive
Shared by: David Welch on May, 2015
Summary: Nineteenth in a series on the attributes of God focusing on forgiveness faithfulness of God.
David Welch avatar
Great is Thy Faithfulness
Shared by: David Welch on May, 2015
Summary: message twenty in a series on the attributes of God with a continuing focus on God's faithfulness.
Rick Crandall avatar
God's Great Faithfulness
Shared by: Rick Crandall on Apr, 2015
Summary: God’s great faithfulness: 1. Brings hope in our darkest hour (vs. 21). 2. Is the source of our salvation (vs. 22-23). 3. Makes Him our greatest gift (vs. 24). 4. Guarantees His goodness to all who trust in Him (vs. 25-26).
William Akehurst avatar
GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD - our daily portion of CHRIST
Shared by: William Akehurst on Feb, 2015
Summary: In learning to pray, Jesus teaches us to ask for our Daily Bread. What does that really mean? Jesus said I am the BREAD of LIFE, and in the Last Supper, he takes the bread and breaks it saying, take, eat, this is my body given for you.
William Hooper avatar
Hope in Times of Despair
Shared by: William Hooper on Feb, 2015
Summary: How can we find hope when we despair of being rid of depression or guilt or besetting sin? How to find hope in Jesus.
Scripture: Lamentations 3:1-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,391
Charlie Roberts avatar
Waking up..."Christmas" everyday
Shared by: Charlie Roberts on Dec, 2014
Summary: His mercies are new every morning... they're ours to be enjoyed each and every day of the year... Beautiful gifts to be opened up...each of them filled with His abundant life appropriate for the day that God has planned out for us...
Ralph Andrus avatar
Great Is Thy Faithfulness
Shared by: Ralph Andrus on Nov, 2014
Summary: God is faithful even in the hard times
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,245
Davon Huss avatar
A Recipe for Revival
Shared by: Davon Huss on Jul, 2014
Summary: A sermon from Lamentations on a recipe for revival in the nation, preached for Independence Day 2014
Bruce Rzengota avatar
Reconnecting with Hope
Shared by: Bruce Rzengota on Mar, 2014
Summary: Reconnecting with God reconnects us with hope.
Series: Reconnect
Perry Greene avatar
Funeral for 55 Year Old Unbeliever
Shared by: Perry Greene on Feb, 2014
Summary: In tomes of grief we must focus our attention on the steadfast love of the LORD.
OLU-TIMI LEWIS AFOLABI avatar
WHO SAYS YOU CAN’T HAVE CHILDREN? LAM.3:37
Shared by: OLU-TIMI LEWIS AFOLABI on Jan, 2014
Summary: HELPING CHILDLESS COUPLES OVERCOME NEGATIVE OPINIONS AND TRUST GOD FOR THE FRUITS OF THE WOMB. IF YOU BELIEVE IT IS POSSIBLE IT WILL BE POSSIBLE.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Lamentations 3:37
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 1,713
Dennis Davidson avatar
EVERY STEP OF THE WAY
Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Dec, 2013
Summary: Jeremiah points out that God will be faithful to you every step of the way. Each day when you rise, God will already be taking care of you. His grace, strength and love will be as much a daily part of you life as is breathing.
Series: New Years
Ralph Andrus avatar
Its' a Wonderful Life: When Jesus Brings Peace
Shared by: Ralph Andrus on Dec, 2013
Summary: I. Life Full Of Distress Today II. How Does Jesus Add Value To My Life? III. Experiencing His Truth Is Needed - (Mk 4:35-41) IV Peace Discovered
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,213
Dr. Ronald Shultz avatar
Better Than I Deserve
Shared by: Dr. Ronald Shultz on Nov, 2013
Summary: If you got what you deserved, what would that look like?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Lamentations 3:39
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,458
Jimmy Dillon avatar
AMERICA: God Shed His Grace On Thee
Shared by: Jimmy Dillon on Jul, 2013
Summary: This is a July 4th message about God's Grace & Mercy upon America.
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,167
Chuck Sligh avatar
Mine Eye Affecteth My Heart
Shared by: Chuck Sligh on Mar, 2013
Summary: What Jeremiah SAW with his eyes affected his heart. This sermon addresses some things I see with my eyes that has affected my heart regarding missions.
Series: Missions
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,448
Martin Holland avatar
Hope Beyond Hopelessness
Shared by: Martin Holland on Nov, 2012
Summary: There comes a time in our lives when we feel hopeless but the truth of the matter is as Christians that is an impossibility.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Lamentations 3:1-26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,090
Michael Karpf avatar
Our hopelessness vs. God's faithfulness
Shared by: Michael Karpf on Feb, 2012
Summary: Because of God's mercy and loyal steadfast love, we have hope, no matter how hopeless our situation.
Kelvin McKisic avatar
Patience
Shared by: Kelvin McKisic on Feb, 2012
Summary: Patience when we wait on the Lord.
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,213
Antonio Silveira avatar
God's Expiry date
Shared by: Antonio Silveira on Feb, 2012
Summary: This is Part 1 of a series of 3 titled "God's Expiry date"
based on 6 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,609
Christian Cheong avatar
The Faithfulness of God
Shared by: Christian Cheong on Feb, 2012
Summary: God is faithful in His character, in His Word and to His people. God shows His faithfulness in many practical ways in our lives. He will come through for you always. We want to change to be like Him. We are to be faithful, as He is faithful.
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,682
James Webster avatar
Things You Can Trust In The New Year
Shared by: James Webster on Jan, 2012
Summary: Order of Service and Sermon for the New Year. There are thousands of promises in God’s Word. This sermon zeros in on four things you can count on when facing the New Year. Power Point available contact websterj@zoominternet.net
Series: New Years
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 1,600
K. Edward Skidmore avatar
Hope in the Middle of Despair
Shared by: K. Edward Skidmore on Nov, 2011
Summary: This message focuses on Lamentations chapter 3, especially where Jeremiah pivots from all his sorrow and introduces hope in God's mercies and faithfulness.
based on 4 ratings
Views: 2,897
Steve Ely avatar
Pray - Part 3 - Prayer Walls
Shared by: Steve Ely on Nov, 2011
Summary: Prayer is essential. Prayer is neglected. Why? Why spend the time and effort to pray?
Series: Pray
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Lamentations 3:8-9
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,857
Kelvin Parks avatar
TROUBLE DONT LAST ALWAYS
Shared by: Kelvin Parks on Jul, 2010
Summary: I’m a firm believer that we make our situation worst ... the moment we start complaining, and most of the time when we are complaining ... we don’t even realize what we are saying, we haven’t a clue!
based on 56 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 46,180