Have you ever been so low that you feel like the only place to go is up?   The New Testament says that in our weakness He is made strong.   When I am low, He is high!   Lamentations 3 gives us the assurance that because of the Lord’s great love we are NOT consumed, for his compassions never fail.  v. 22

Do you ever want to speak out and defend yourself?  v. 26 It is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.   I am generally NOT a good ‘waiter.’   But…Isaiah says, those who WAIT on the Lord, get to be renewed.  I am in need of renewal.  

Sometimes for renewal to take place in a persons life we have to open ourselves up for personal examination.  v. 40  Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord.   

Most often the one that we will find our source of encouragement from is the Lord himself.  That is who we need to cry out to.  v. 56 & 57  You heard my plea: ‘Do not close your ears to my cry for relief.’  You came near when I called to you, and you said, do not fear.’    

Do you ever feel like taking up your own case?  Defending yourself from those who seemingly have misunderstood your hearts intentions?   v. 58  O, Lord, you took up my case;  You redeemed my life.

Bottom Line:  God ALWAYS has your back, when you turn to Him!  Let him take up your cause.  v. 59