August 13: Tisha b’Av

-Great is God’s faithfulness

Only faith in God’s faithfulness is realistic and can bring hope.  God is faithful to Himself, to His character and to His word.  Hoping, believing in anything else or anyone else is futile.

Lamentations 3:18-26

And I said, “My strength and my hope

Have perished from the Lord.”

Remember my affliction and roaming,

The wormwood and the gall.

My soul still remembers

And sinks within me.

This I recall to my mind,

Therefore I have hope.

Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,

Because His compassions fail not.

They are new every morning;

Great is Your faithfulness.

 “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,

“Therefore I hope in Him!”

The Lord is good to those who wait for Him,

To the soul who seeks Him.

It is good that one should hope and wait quietly

For the salvation of the Lord.

Mosaic Map of Jerusalem Second Temple Period

Mosaic Map of Jerusalem Second Temple Period

by joanie

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