Lamentations Chapter 1

30 Days of Prayer – Day 14

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PRAY that the body of Christ will “know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven,” and greater proclaim and demonstrate in the revelation and authority of one God and of the name of Jesus (Matthew 13:11).

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Lamentations 1

How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people! how is she become as a widow! she that was great among the nations, and princess among the provinces, how is she become tributary!

She weepeth sore in the night, and her tears are on her cheeks: among all her lovers she hath none to comfort her: all her friends have dealt treacherously with her, they are become her enemies.

Judah is gone into captivity because of affliction, and because of great servitude: she dwelleth among the heathen, she findeth no rest: all her persecutors overtook her between the straits.

The ways of Zion do mourn, because none come to the solemn feasts: all her gates are desolate: her priests sigh, her virgins are afflicted, and she is in bitterness.

Her adversaries are the chief, her enemies prosper; for the Lordhath afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions: her children are gone into captivity before the enemy.

And from the daughter of Zion all her beauty is departed: her princes are become like harts that find no pasture, and they are gone without strength before the pursuer.

Jerusalem remembered in the days of her affliction and of her miseries all her pleasant things that she had in the days of old, when her people fell into the hand of the enemy, and none did help her: the adversaries saw her, and did mock at her sabbaths.

Jerusalem hath grievously sinned; therefore she is removed: all that honoured her despise her, because they have seen her nakedness: yea, she sigheth, and turneth backward.

Her filthiness is in her skirts; she remembereth not her last end; therefore she came down wonderfully: she had no comforter. O Lord, behold my affliction: for the enemy hath magnified himself.

10 The adversary hath spread out his hand upon all her pleasant things: for she hath seen that the heathen entered into her sanctuary, whom thou didst command that they should not enter into thy congregation.

11 All her people sigh, they seek bread; they have given their pleasant things for meat to relieve the soul: see, O Lord, and consider; for I am become vile.

12 Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow, which is done unto me, wherewith the Lord hath afflicted me in the day of his fierce anger.

13 From above hath he sent fire into my bones, and it prevaileth against them: he hath spread a net for my feet, he hath turned me back: he hath made me desolate and faint all the day.

14 The yoke of my transgressions is bound by his hand: they are wreathed, and come up upon my neck: he hath made my strength to fall, the Lord hath delivered me into their hands, from whom I am not able to rise up.

15 The Lord hath trodden under foot all my mighty men in the midst of me: he hath called an assembly against me to crush my young men: the Lord hath trodden the virgin, the daughter of Judah, as in a winepress.

16 For these things I weep; mine eye, mine eye runneth down with water, because the comforter that should relieve my soul is far from me: my children are desolate, because the enemy prevailed.

17 Zion spreadeth forth her hands, and there is none to comfort her: the Lord hath commanded concerning Jacob, that his adversaries should be round about him: Jerusalem is as a menstruous woman among them.

18 The Lord is righteous; for I have rebelled against his commandment: hear, I pray you, all people, and behold my sorrow: my virgins and my young men are gone into captivity.

19 I called for my lovers, but they deceived me: my priests and mine elders gave up the ghost in the city, while they sought their meat to relieve their souls.

20 Behold, O Lord; for I am in distress: my bowels are troubled; mine heart is turned within me; for I have grievously rebelled: abroad the sword bereaveth, at home there is as death.

21 They have heard that I sigh: there is none to comfort me: all mine enemies have heard of my trouble; they are glad that thou hast done it: thou wilt bring the day that thou hast called, and they shall be like unto me.

22 Let all their wickedness come before thee; and do unto them, as thou hast done unto me for all my transgressions: for my sighs are many, and my heart is faint.

47 thoughts on “Lamentations Chapter 1

  1. Verse 18 MSG “God has right on his side. I’m the one who did wrong. Listen everybody! Look at what I’m going through! My fair young women, my fine young men, all herded into exile!” This verse made me think about what so many say after it’s to late “I wish I had listened”; but, it is not to late. We must heed these warnings and remember Isaiah 55:6-7 MSG “Seek God while he’s here to be found, pray to him while he’s close at hand. Let the wicked abandon their way of life and the evil their way of thinking. Let them come back to God, who is merciful, come back to our God, who is lavish with forgiveness.”

  2. 18. Lady Jerusalem: Right and true is the Eternal One. I am the one in the wrong: I have rebelled against His law. Listen all of you peoples. See how much I have suffered; My handsome men and my gentle women, unmarried and unprotected, have marched away into captivity.

    20. Take account, Eternal One, of me; how miserable I am. My belly growls and turns; My heart is wrung out like a rag; my faults and failings are to blame because I have been rebellious. Death is everywhere in the homes; the sword makes women childless in the streets. Voice

    “I am the one in the wrong: I have rebelled against His law…my faults and failings are to blame because I have been rebellious…”

    The first steps to forgiveness are realizing you are in the wrong and admitting it.
    Where many people get into worse trouble is even when they realize they are wrong, they won’t admit it and allow the forgiving process to begin.

  3. 5 Her oppressors have become her masters, and her enemies prosper, for the Lord has punished Jerusalem for her many sins. Her children have been captured and taken away to distant lands. (NLT)

    Oh how the tables have turned. “People never crumble in a day,” is the quote I’ve always heard. What most don’t realize is the destruction they leave behind and the effect they have. There are children, literal and spiritual, that get confused in the chaos of your mess, they’re left vulnerable when we become careless… Above all else save yourself, but just under that are the many souls depending on you; never forget the impact you make.

  4. 16. For these things I weep; mine eye, mine eye runneth down with water, because the comforter that should relieve my soul is far from me: my children are desolate, because the enemy prevailed.

    Oh Lord have mercy on me Lord I need you every breath that I take every step that I make I need you by my side. I have learned that I’m nothing without you I am desperate for your presence.

  5. “He wove my sins into ropes to hitch me to a yoke of captivity. The Lord sapped my strength and turned me over to my enemies; I am helpless in their hands.
    Lamentations 1:14 NLT

    How frighteningly true is this description. Sins, that seem harmless enough at onset, bind together to become yokes of bondage, addictions, which destroy marriages, homes, families, and generations. We must be careful what we allow to abide in our hearts and actions. The things we make excuse for today could be the ruin of all we hold dear. We cannot live for today. We must consider the latter end of our actions.

    She defiled herself with immorality and gave no thought to her future. Now she lies in the gutter with no one to lift her out. “ Lord , see my misery,” she cries. “The enemy has triumphed.”
    Lamentations 1:9 NLT

  6. A Unexplainable Desperation

    1 How lonely sits the city
    that was full of people!
    How like ba widow has she become,
    she who was great among the nations!
    She who was a princess among the provinces
    has become a slave .
    2 She weeps bitterly in the night,
    with tears on her cheeks;
    among all her lovers
    she has none to comfort her;
    hall her friends have dealt treacherously with her;
    they have become her enemies.
    3 Judah has gone into exile because of affliction1
    and hard servitude;
    she dwells now among the nations,
    but finds no resting place;
    her pursuers have all overtaken her
    in the midst of her distress.

    In the heartache of loss whether expected or unexpected it will change your entire aspect of life. It not only effects one person but will create a dominos effect and will effect a multitude of individuals. Each will be effected differently and each will reply to its devastating experience differently. Judah Praise went into hiding.

    A city is that was no longer alive with hope peace all was gone all because of neglecting what God had asked of them . One act of disobedience leads to another I pray that You God will keep me in your will that my mind would continue to be filled with your word. That when I fall below what You have asked that I would admit I need You more and more. Do not allow anything I do or say be a stumbling block to anyone that they would lose their way . In Jesus Name

  7. Her oppressors have become her masters, and her enemies prosper, for the Lord has punished Jerusalem for her many sins. Her children have been captured and taken away to distant lands. “The Lord is right,” Jerusalem says, “for I rebelled against him. Listen, people everywhere; look upon my anguish and despair, for my sons and daughters have been taken captive to distant lands. “ Lord , see my anguish! My heart is broken and my soul despairs, for I have rebelled against you. In the streets the sword kills, and at home there is only death.
    Lamentations 1:5‭, ‬18‭-‬18‭, ‬20 NLT

    It has happened just as the Lord said it will they sin and because there sin they are being punished later in the chapter you see cry out for mercy the see that the others people are sined they praying for that day when their enemies get punished the lesson for this chapter today and the the book of Jeremiah GOD always do what he said he will do take his warning

  8. 1:20 Behold, O Lord; for I AM distress: my bowels are troubled; mine heart is turned within me, for I have grievously rebelled: aboard the sword bereaved, at home there is a death.

    Rebellion= Sin.
    Sin= rebellion= loss of convictions = loss of self control = emptiness = sicknesS=
    Loss of everything ( spiritually,emotionally, physically , material things..)…
    Rebelión brings wrath …
    REPENT! Before it’s too late.
    I repent
    I Rejoice

  9. 8 Jerusalem hath grievously sinned; therefore she is removed: all that honoured her despise her, because they have seen her nakedness: yea, she sigheth, and turneth backward.

    It is sin that separates us from the Lord and His blessings. If Jerusalem Gods chosen people can fall and sin; we need to live carefully, watching, repenting, and staying Holy, separate unto our Lord and Savior. Spreading the Good News Salvation is Here!!!

  10. 5 Her adversaries are the chief, her enemies prosper; for the Lordhath afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions: her children are gone into captivity before the enemy

    Our decisions, our actions, they do matter and they do affect others. People do look to us to see what our next move is, if we follow the Lord, we can use this to our advantage and lead them to God!

    “Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.”
    ‭‭James‬ ‭5:20‬ ‭KJV‬‬

  11. Judah has been led away into captivity, oppressed with cruel slavery.
    She lives among foreign nations and has no place to rest.
    Her enemies has chased her down, and she has nowhere to turn.
    Lamentations 1:3 NLT

    when negative situation in life bring our praise under captivity , we had give the enemy the upper hand. Our Victory is in our praise to Jesus . when we praise the Lord in the midst of the storm He dispatch his angels to ministers to us and encourages, For he promises to be with us.

  12. 3 Judah is gone into captivity because of affliction, and because of great servitude: she dwelleth among the heathen, she findeth no rest: all her persecutors overtook her between the straits.

    We must not allow our situations to determine our praise level. Jesus is worthy of the praise regardless of what we are going through. This song comes to mind today:

    I LOST SOME GOOD FRIENDS ALONG LIFE’S WAY
    SOME LOVE ONES DEPARTED IN HEAAVEN TO STAY BUT
    THANK GOD I DIDN’T LOSE EVERTHING.
    I’VE LOST FAITH IN PEOPLE WHO SAID THEY CARE,
    THE TIME OF MY FRISIS THEY WERE NEVER THERE
    BUT IN MY DISAPPOINTMENT IN MY SEASON OF PAIN
    ONE THING NEVER WAVERED ONE THING NEVER CHANGED
    I NEVER LOST MY HOPE, I NEVER LOST MY JOY, I NEVER LOST
    MY FAITH, BUT MIOST OF ALL I NEVER LOST MY PRAISE.

    CHOIR: MY PRAISE, STILL HERE, MY PRAISE STILL—-HERE

    I’VE LET SOME BLESSINGS SLIP AWAY, AND I LOST MY FOCUS
    AND WENT ASTRAY, BUT THANK GOD I DIDN’T LOSE EVERTHING.
    I’VE LOST POSSESSIONS THAT WAS SO DEAR
    AND I LOST SOME BATTLES BY WALKING IN FEAR
    BUT IN THE MIST OF MY STRUGGLE, IN MY SEASON OF PAIN
    ONE THING NEVER WAVERED, ONE THING NEVER CHANGED—

    CHOIR: I NEVER LOST MY HOPE, I NEVER LOST MY JOY, I NEVER LOST MY FAITH, MOST OF ALL I NEVER LOST MY PRAISE.
    PRAISE, PRAISE, PRAISE, PRAISE, MOST OF ALL I NEVER LOST MY PRAISE.

  13. 1 How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people! how is she become as a widow! she that was great among the nations, and princess among the provinces, how is she become tributary!

    2 She weepeth sore in the night, and her tears are on her cheeks: among all her lovers she hath none to comfort her: all her friends have dealt treacherously with her, they are become her enemies.

    3 Judah is gone into captivity because of affliction, and because of great servitude: she dwelleth among the heathen, she findeth no rest: all her persecutors overtook her between the straits.

  14. THY KINGDOM COME
    PRAISE

    3 Judah is gone into captivity because of affliction, and because of great servitude: she dwelleth among the heathen, she findeth no rest: all her persecutors overtook her between the straits.

    Praise is held captive, because of trouble.

    Do not allow trouble to drive away your Praise.

    Rise up in PRAISE. Praise ye the LORD.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap
    iGo
    iBlessYouInTheNameOfTheLordJESUS

  15. There is not one verse to choose that speaks to me. The chapter, it screams. Conviction. The one pain that hurts so bad, but I hope I will always feel it. For it keeps me.

    Look upon mine affliction and my pain; and forgive all my sins.
    Psalms 25:18 KJV

    You always hear from preachers that David knew how to repent, he always knew what conviction felt like.

    Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
    Psalms 139:23 KJV

  16. The regret that comes from rebellion.

    I grew up the youngest of 8. We didn’t grow up going to church rather knowing nothing about it. But as I look back this same principle applies to even those that have no clue about the kingdom. Although you may be informant of the law, the law still applies. I would see my older siblings rebellion and be disobedient for a season but they alway ended up pleading with my father to help them at the end. God is merciful like a good father but he does display hard love. Sometimes with us hard heads, like Jeremiah, we only understand Hard love. A good father knows how to let his children learn the hard lessons all the while loving them through the process.

  17. Lamentations 1: 18 (English Amp says the Lord is righteous ( just and in the right) for O have rebelled against His commandment ( His word) , Hear , I pray you, all you people’s, and look at my sorrow and suffering ; my maiden and my young men have gone into captivity. First of all you got repent , Humble yourself before the Lord and ask the Lord to forgive you. Take a account that you have been so rebellious against God that you are very sorry.Tell the Lord that you need him right now. Dont stop praising God for troubles. Your going to be reliable for your own self to get your life right with God. So rise up and praise amen.

  18. iLove the Kingdom
    We see here that Jeremiah the Prophet is very sorrowful over the city of Jerusalem.

    8 Jerusalem hath grievously sinned; therefore she is removed: all that honoured her despise her, because they have seen her nakedness: yea, she sigheth, and turneth backward.

    He is troubled over the destruction of the Jerusalem. All this destruction could have been avoided. We must pray that God will deliver us from sin so that we don’t have to go through life in utter shambles. We must be “covered” by his blood.

  19. 16 For these things I weep, mine eye, mine eye runneth down with water , because the comforter that should relieve my soul is far from me, my children are desolate, because the enemy prevailed.

  20. lam·en·ta·tion
    ˌlamənˈtāSH(ə)n
    noun
    the passionate expression of grief or sorrow; weeping.
    The lamentation of Jerimiah,
    8 Jerusalem hath grievously sinned; therefore she is removed: all that honoured her despise her, because they have seen her nakedness: yea, she sigheth, and turneth backward.
    I wish our hearts were directed and more focused on the Lost. I wish we had lamentation for the Lost. If we could open our eyes and see that we are the light God has called into this dark world to help and lead those lost ones out of the dark and into the light.
    iBless you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ!

  21. The tragedy of the captivity of Israel is all the more so when you consider how many opportunities they were given to repent. They finally reach a point of grief that is shown here, yet even the words they choose provide yet another insight into their heart. ‘For these things I weep; mine eye, mine eye runneth down with water, because the comforter that should relieve my soul is far from me: my children are desolate, because the enemy prevailed.’ They finally recognize that God is no longer near. He hasn’t been near to the vast majority of Israel for years and yet they somehow fail to notice until after his judgment had come to pass. Somewhere along the way they had just stopped listening.

    We can’t afford to make the same mistake today. God is always speaking… it’s up to us to listen and receive his words. We see how many times he came to the children of Israel and shake our head, yet how many times does he need to come today before we truly receive? How close do our steps follow after his own? Where are our children? That’s the cost often overlooked… yet Israel bemoaned the desolate state of their children. We need to be on fire ourselves, and all the more so as we provide that example to another generation. Not just our personal children, but the collection of children following hard after us looking for an example to follow. Let our example be one of strength! Let our calling and election be sure! Let them see a people whose mind is so made up that nothing can get in the way of what God desires to do. In Jesus name!

  22. She weepeth sore in the night, and her tears are on her cheeks: among all her lovers she hath none to comfort her: all her friends have dealt treacherously with her, they are become her enemies.
    Her filthiness is in her skirts; she remembereth not her last end; therefore she came down wonderfully: she had no comforter. O Lord , behold my affliction: for the enemy hath magnified himself.
    For these things I weep; mine eye, mine eye runneth down with water, because the comforter that should relieve my soul is far from me: my children are desolate, because the enemy prevailed.
    Zion spreadeth forth her hands, and there is none to comfort her: the Lord hath commanded concerning Jacob, that his adversaries should be round about him: Jerusalem is as a menstruous woman among them.
    Lamentations 1:16-17 KJV
    They have heard that I sigh: there is none to comfort me: all mine enemies have heard of my trouble; they are glad that thou hast done it: thou wilt bring the day that thou hast called, and they shall be like unto me.
    Lamentations 1:21
    5 times the prophet mentioned no comforter or none to comfort. We heard in today’s message that no matter what we go through God is there. Yet Israel sinned and judgment left them feeling God was not there for them and they had no comforter in their time of need. Yet we have been given this greatest gift the comforter in US with us too Daily
    help us. We are truly blessed!

  23. 2 She weepeth sore in the night, and her tears are on her cheeks: among all her lovers she hath none to comfort her: all her friends have dealt treacherously with her, they are become her enemies.

    This is the reality for alot of people and they are waiting for us to GO and take them the GOSPEL…..So that they can get to know the ONE AND ONLY ONE TRUE LIVING GOD!!!

  24. 18 The Lord is righteous; for I have rebelled against his commandment: hear, I pray you, all people, and behold my sorrow: my virgins and my young men are gone into captivity.

    19 I called for my lovers, but they deceived me: my priests and mine elders gave up the ghost in the city, while they sought their meat to relieve their souls.

    20 Behold, O Lord; for I am in distress: my bowels are troubled; mine heart is turned within me; for I have grievously rebelled: abroad the sword bereaveth, at home there is as death.

  25. In the days of her affliction and wandering Jerusalem remembers all the treasures that were hers in days of old. When her people fell into enemy hands, there was no one to help her. Her enemies looked at her and laughed at her destruction.
    Lamentations 1:7 NIV
    https://bible.com/bible/111/lam.1.7.NIV

    At times when we feel down and we should remember the blessings that we had in Jesus. Remember even though we might be going through situations God is still there.

  26. 18 The Lord is righteous; for I have rebelled against his commandment: hear, I pray you, all people, and behold my sorrow: my virgins and my young men are gone into captivity.
    19 I called for my lovers, but they deceived me: my priests and mine elders gave up the ghost in the city, while they sought their meat to relieve their souls.
    20 Behold, O Lord; for I am in distress: my bowels are troubled; mine heart is turned within me; for I have grievously rebelled: abroad the sword bereaveth, at home there is as death.

    When we rebell we cut off our connection with God. We cut the ties that bind us together with him. The flow of communication must stay open.

  27. 8 Jerusalem hath grievously sinned; therefore she is removed: all that honoured her despise her, because they have seen her nakedness: yea, she sigheth, and turneth backward.

    Wow when we sin we stand naked before the Lord. Our wrongdoing exposed and there is only one thing we can do. . Repent! Seek forgiveness and mercy because without it we will surely fail God.

  28. How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people! how is she become as a widow! she that was great among the nations, and princess among the provinces, how is she become tributary!

    2 She weepeth sore in the night, and her tears are on her cheeks: among all her lovers she hath none to comfort her: all her friends have dealt treacherously with her, they are become her

    We can’t afford to be silent! Silence is a dangerous sign in a believers life. Silence refuses stand in the face of th enemy. Let us learn to use wisdom but never stay silent.

  29. called for my lovers, but they deceived me: my priests and mine elders gave up the ghost in the city, while they sought their meat to relieve their souls.
    20 Behold, O Lord; for I am in distress: my bowels are troubled; mine heart is turned within me; for I have grievously rebelled: abroad the sword bereaveth, at home there is as death.

  30. 3 Judah is gone into captivity because of affliction, and because of great servitude: she dwelleth among the heathen, she findeth no rest: all her persecutors overtook her between the straits.

    God always derserve our praise regardless to how we feel.
    Dont hold back what God derserve! He gave his all on the cross we should do the same for him.

  31. Lamentations 1:5
    “Her adversaries are the chief, her enemies prosper; for the LORD hath afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions: her children are gone into captivity before the enemy.”

  32. 11 All her people sigh, they seek bread; they have given their pleasant things for meat to relieve the soul: see, O Lord, and consider; for I am become vile.

    I seek the bread of life! JESUS! If their is any bread we need it is the everlasting bread of life, Jesus Christ himself can give and take away. I trust in my God for he is marvelous and great!

  33. Josiah: 21 They have heard that I sigh: there is none to comfort me: all mine enemies have heard of my trouble; they are glad that thou hast done it: thou wilt bring the day that thou hast called, and they shall be like unto me.
    This is like today in some ways. When we stumble the world is happy. When people choose to leave church or sin the world is happy at their transgressions. However with God we can do all things. That means that I can be an over-comer! That means that you can be an over-comer! When people are tempted they can refuse. When people see sin they can walk away. Let us GO OVERCOME and put our TRUST in the Lord! IN JESUS NAME!!!…

  34. 1 How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people! how is she become as a widow! she that was great among the nations, and princess among the provinces, how is she become tributary!

    2 She weepeth sore in the night, and her tears are on her cheeks: among all her lovers she hath none to comfort her: all her friends have dealt treacherously with her, they are become her enemies.

    3 Judah is gone into captivity because of affliction, and because of great servitude: she dwelleth among the heathen, she findeth no rest: all her persecutors overtook her between the straits.

    4 The ways of Zion do mourn, because none come to the solemn feasts: all her gates are desolate: her priests sigh, her virgins are afflicted, and she is in bitterness.

    5 Her adversaries are the chief, her enemies prosper; for the Lordhath afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions: her children are gone into captivity before the enemy.

    6 And from the daughter of Zion all her beauty is departed: her princes are become like harts that find no pasture, and they are gone without strength before the pursuer.

    7 Jerusalem remembered in the days of her affliction and of her miseries all her pleasant things that she had in the days of old, when her people fell into the hand of the enemy, and none did help her: the adversaries saw her, and did mock at her sabbaths.

    8 Jerusalem hath grievously sinned; therefore she is removed: all that honoured her despise her, because they have seen her nakedness: yea, she sigheth, and turneth backward.

    9 Her filthiness is in her skirts; she remembereth not her last end; therefore she came down wonderfully: she had no comforter. O Lord, behold my affliction: for the enemy hath magnified himself.

    10 The adversary hath spread out his hand upon all her pleasant things: for she hath seen that the heathen entered into her sanctuary, whom thou didst command that they should not enter into thy congregation.

    11 All her people sigh, they seek bread; they have given their pleasant things for meat to relieve the soul: see, O Lord, and consider; for I am become vile.

    The prophet sometimes speaks in his own person; at other times Jerusalem, as a distressed female, is the speaker, or some of the Jews. The description shows the miseries of the Jewish nation. Jerusalem became a captive and a slave, by reason of the greatness of her sins; and had no rest from suffering. If we allow sin, our greatest adversary, to have dominion over us, justly will other enemies also be suffered to have dominion. The people endured the extremities of famine and distress. In this sad condition Jerusalem acknowledged her sin, and entreated the Lord to look upon her case. This is the only way to make ourselves easy under our burdens; for it is the just anger of the Lord for man’s transgressions, that has filled the earth with sorrows, lamentations, sickness, and death.

  35. 2 She weepeth sore in the night, and her tears are on her cheeks: among all her lovers she hath none to comfort her: all her friends have dealt treacherously with her, they are become her enemies.

    Israel is depicted as a woman left as a widow to mourn the loss of her lovers. She has no one to comfort her because her friends have become her enemies. Israel’s first love was to be the One true God, but they have gone astray as adulterous women do and have laid up lovers. Her rebellion to repent and be faithful has left her in this predicament. Now those lovers have used her for their purpose and left her behind in ruin. Those who she thought were her friends have hurt her and become her enemies. She trusted in the wrong friends and loved the wrong people. Basically she looked for love in all the wrong places. The first love she ever needed was Jesus first. If our focus can just be on Him, His kingdom and his righteousness then He will provide love, comfort, stability, provision, protection and peace. When we start looking anywhere else is when we start the process of blacksiding away from our source.

  36. 3 Judah is gone into captivity because of affliction, and because of great servitude: she dwelleth among the heathen, she findeth no rest: all her persecutors overtook her between the straits.

    What is keeping your praise captive? What are we individually doing to praise Him with all our heart, mind, and soul. What are we doing to keep the chains bound? Lord I rebuke any chain that would want to bind me from praising you Lord!!! Take control of me Lord and I will always praise you!!! For YOU ARE GOOD!!!

  37. 3 Judah is gone into captivity because of affliction, and because of great servitude: she dwelleth among the heathen, she findeth no rest: all her persecutors overtook her between the straits.

    Judah is gone. When praise is gone from someone there fruits make them visabled. Judah has to become a lifestyle choice to do.

  38. 18 The Lord is righteous; for I have rebelled against his commandment: hear, I pray you, all people, and behold my sorrow: my virgins and my young men are gone into captivity.

    Jerusalem is an example of the Lord’s judgement and a lesson is to be learned from all who see it. We must learn from the word, from the mistakes made by others so that we do not fall into the same trap. We must stay soft hearted and hear & heed the word of the Lord.

  39. 21“Others heard my groans, but no one turned to comfort me. When my enemies heard about my troubles, they were happy to see what you had done.

    When you only have enemies, they will leave you for dead. When you have no friends their is no one to comfort you. Only true friends will be there for you during your time of trouble.

  40. What do you do when you fail — when you sin — as a child of God?

    8 The Lord is righteous; for I have rebelled against his commandment: hear, I pray you, all people, and behold my sorrow…

    When we keep looking back at our failures will never win the race set before us. We should evaluate where and how we failed; to learn and grow; however, the past is never to be our focus. Deep in the depths of failure and self-loathing, it can be difficult to understand the heart of God. Why would He love me when I messed up so bad? When we fail, not only does God love us but He loves us enough to hold our hand.

    Our failure is forgiven, covered by the Blood of the Jesus. All that is left to do is forgive ourselves. God’s grace is all we need. Grace to cover our wrong but also grace to overcome weakness and move forward in life. His grace is there when we fall but it is also turns weakness into strength.

  41. 18 The Lord is righteous; for I have rebelled against his commandment: hear, I pray you, all people, and behold my sorrow: my virgins and my young men are gone into captivity.

    19 I called for my lovers, but they deceived me: my priests and mine elders gave up the ghost in the city, while they sought their meat to relieve their souls.

    Abandoned in the destruction of sin. Where are the friends and those that uses to be there now.that you are in trouble and desolate. The world will invite you to do wrong, to rebel, to do things that are sinful but will never be there to pick you up out of the misery. It’s a high price to pay. Only God will be the one that never leaves but waits on his people to return to Him.

  42. Jerusalem, once so full of people, is now deserted. She who was once great among the nations now sits alone like a widow. Once the queen of all the earth, she is now a slave. Judah has been led away into captivity, oppressed with cruel slavery. She lives among foreign nations and has no place of rest. Her enemies have chased her down, and she has nowhere to turn.
    Lamentations 1:1‭, ‬3 NLT

  43. “He wove my sins into ropes to hitch me to a yoke of captivity. The Lord sapped my strength and turned me over to my enemies; I am helpless in their hands.(Lamentations 1:14 NLT)

    In this world today people are distracted by this insanity of wickedness of this world and they have fallen into there own selfish desires. They have allowed the yokes of this world to take control of them to the point that they cannot even stop and recognize that they are tying a knot around their own necks because of their selfish deeds. God sappes the strength of the wicked to humble them to the realization of their need to repent. For the joy of the Lord is our strength and the yoke of our Lord is easy and his burden is light.

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