The One Year Devo

August 28

LAMENTATIONS 5:1-22; OBADIAH 1:1-21; 2 KINGS 25:22-26; JEREMIAH 40:7-41:18

As we saw yesterday, the book of Lamentations is filled with great sorrow and also substantial hope. The exile has happened, the remnant has no leader, and the land is no longer theirs. Yet, in the midst of it all, God is still enthroned and Obadiah speaks of a future return to the land. Hopelessness and despair is never the end of the story with God in control. There is always hope, always joy, and always peace available to his people. These realities are not based on circumstances or our location, but are a gift from the eternal king of the universe. Therefore, we need to remember when things seem out of control that God is still king and still in control.

Father God, thank you that you are king. Thank you that you are in control over me, and over the world. Help me to find the hope and peace that you offer. Amen.

Question: How does God being king provide hope in all situations? 

Posted by Derek Newbery at 03:00