Seeds of hope in the midst of darkness

The people of God were enduring one of the darkest hours of their existence as Judah was being conquered by the Babylonians. Jerusalem itself was under siege and would soon fall. All of this as a result of their rebellious spirit and unwillingness to honor God.

And yet, even as God brought devastation upon them, He planted seeds of hope. His plan to redeem mankind by bringing the Messiah into the world through the tribe of Judah would still come to pass.

The once strong nation of God had become a scattered people living in exile. It was during these dark moments that Jeremiah was inspired to write:

The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. ~ Lamentations 3:25-26

What are you facing that only God is big enough to handle? Are you waiting on Him?
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© Richard Alvey and iLife Journey, 2012. All rights reserved.

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Filed under Encouragement, God, Hope, Peace, Trusting God

9 responses to “Seeds of hope in the midst of darkness

  1. julie

    **** “patiently” waiting****

  2. Debbie

    Richard, Hope is my word for this year and when I googled “hope pictures” just now, I saw this beautiful one of yours.

    May I make a copy of it for personal use only?

    Thank you for your consideration,

  3. Debbie Bolton

    Never stop believing that life will get better.
    Hold
    On
    Pray
    Earnestly

  4. A great reminder to remember the Lord when all around seems dark. Love this verse…

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