Lamentations 5

Vs. 16, “The crown has fallen from our head. Woe to us, for we have sinned!”  Notice the corporate style of saying “We”.  This is a prayer of repentance and recognizing sin as a whole people group.  Though their crowns had fallen, that didn’t change the fact that God was still on His throne!  This beautiful prayer remembers what God’s people had done and what got them to this destruction in the first place.  Remember, Lamentations is Jeremiah “Lamenting” – passionate grief or sorrow…their sins.  Bear in mind…sorrow (Godly) is what leads us to repentance…it’s guilt and shame that led Judas to kill himself.  There is a diffence between the two.

 

Regarding application…God Restores.  “Restore us to yourself, O Lord, that we mayreturn; renew our days as of old.”  Amen to this!  It was a very touching service in the Youth Group today!  I am reminded how much God loves us and how much we love each other.  In the midst of our struggles and suffering…God is restoring us and bringing job back in our heart.  We will be going back to the New Testament in the Gospel of Mark.  Have a very blessed week and keep your eyes and heart on Him!  Jesus loves you so very much!