READ: Read the following passage(s) of scripture. Want to dig deeper? Choose a Bible reading method.
Read Lamentations 3:19-27
After reading the passage(s) of scripture, ask yourself the following two questions to apply what you are learning to your life. You can even choose to journal about what you’ve learned or discuss it with your spouse or family.
REFLECT:Use the following questions to reflect on how God worked in your life today. Choose a method for reflecting on your day.
- What is God saying?
- What are you going to do about it?
PRAY: This prayer prompt is designed to help get you started in your prayer time. Use this to either begin your personal prayer time or your prayer time with your spouse or family.
- What was the best part of your day?
- What was the toughest part of your day?
- Where did you mess up today?
- Where did you see God today?
The author of Lamentations, Jeremiah, is sometimes referred to as the weeping prophet. His message could be a downer sometimes because he spoke about the destruction of Jerusalem, and, then, he mourned and wept when it happened. Jeremiah, though, wasn’t a pessimist. God trusted him with profound promises of hope to give to the people as well. When Jeremiah would get up each day, Jerusalem was still destroyed, but he also knew that God was still good. At a time when it appeared that the dream of the people was over, Jeremiah announce that it would only last for a time. Jeremiah’s words were sometimes harsh and tragic because that was God’s message to His people, but, because God is merciful, Jeremiah ultimately had a message of hope. Sometimes we get tough news or bad things happen. Through all of this, we need to remember the goodness of God. Spend a few minutes today talking to God about how good He is.
Two-a-days are designed for you to connect with God and those closest to you. Feel free to modify this plan to fit your and your family’s needs.