Genesis 16:1-11–Hagar is running away from her difficult situation when she is intercepted by God. He asks her, “Where have you come from? Where are you going?” This is a timely question for us to ask both corporately and individually.
Psalm 3 David’s life is a mess. Even though his troubles are of his own making, even though God has the right to say “I told you so”–what does David do about it? He cries out to the Lord because he knows that God is faithful.
Lamentations 3:1-30 Like his nation, Jeremiah is experiencing God’s fierce discipline because of sin. As he laments the pain, the prophet remembers that God is faithful. He responds by deciding to accept God’s discipline because God’s ways are always good.