Jeremiah’s deep sorrow over Jerusalem’s destruction spills out in the book of Lamentations. In the midst of it all, Jeremiah clings to God’s name, His character. Jeremiah’s words remind us that we as leaders bear the stress and sorrow of both God and people. Following in His footsteps and the footsteps of Jesus, we look to God’s unchanging character and cling to Him in all circumstances. God’s eternal faithfulness is the bedrock of our hope as leaders.
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.”—Lamentations 3:22-24
Prayer: God, my hope and confidence is in You alone, the eternally faithful, loving, and unfailingly compassionate God. You are the bedrock of my hope in crisis and the source of every victory and achievement I celebrate. Great is Your faithfulness. Be exalted in and through me today, in Jesus’ name, amen.