There are days when you feel that nothing that you do is good enough and everyone is against you. These are times to fast and pray and seek God for the remedy. He is the only one to get you out of any situation whether it is occuring in your life, physically, emotionally or spiritually. In Lamentations of Jeremiah Israel is miserable. All throughout the bible they are used to show us what to do and what not to do. In this case, they were once again being harrassed by their enemies. In Chapter 1 verse 9 we see the words, “…the enemy has magnified himself.” Is this not how we feel at times?
Sometimes it is only because we’ve accepted Jesus Christ as our Savior and the enemy of our souls will see to it that we will not have a worry-free day. It can also be something that you’ve done to attract his attention. Check to make sure that you do not have any secret sins that you think no one knows about. It is sad to say but in the Christianity realm we have closet drinkers, lovers of pornography, closet-perverts who do not seem to think that others in the church can tell, liars who think that telling “white lies” will not stop them from going to Heaven, procrastinators who put off important matters but do not think of the consequences of doing so, and the like. Verse 10 explains the situation of how the adversary (enemy) has entered into the holy sanctuary and was not supposed to. It’s still happening today. The things that we see in some churches today would cause Jesus to once again turn tables. What has entered into your sanctuary? What has entered into your mind to cause such a spiritual disturbance? Not that it is your fault but sometimes we can become overwhelmed and not ask God for what we need and the enemy comes in like a flood. Sometimes it takes a good friend to tell you that you’ve changed or that your situation has changed.
Scripture to ponder…..Romans 8:28
Rev. Esther R. Scott
King James Version (KJV)
1 How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people! how is she become as a widow! she that was great among the nations, and princess among the provinces, how is she become tributary!
2 She weepeth sore in the night, and her tears are on her cheeks: among all her lovers she hath none to comfort her: all her friends have dealt treacherously with her, they are become her enemies.
3 Judah is gone into captivity because of affliction, and because of great servitude: she dwelleth among the heathen, she findeth no rest: all her persecutors overtook her between the straits.
4 The ways of Zion do mourn, because none come to the solemn feasts: all her gates are desolate: her priests sigh, her virgins are afflicted, and she is in bitterness.
5 Her adversaries are the chief, her enemies prosper; for the Lord hath afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions: her children are gone into captivity before the enemy.
6 And from the daughter of Zion all her beauty is departed: her princes are become like harts that find no pasture, and they are gone without strength before the pursuer.
7 Jerusalem remembered in the days of her affliction and of her miseries all her pleasant things that she had in the days of old, when her people fell into the hand of the enemy, and none did help her: the adversaries saw her, and did mock at her sabbaths.
8 Jerusalem hath grievously sinned; therefore she is removed: all that honoured her despise her, because they have seen her nakedness: yea, she sigheth, and turneth backward…….