Thursday, August 21, 2014


Lamentations is a title of a Bible book that needs very little explanation. To lament means to grieve, mourn, weep. Not likely the place a reader might go for encouragement, or is it? Right in the middle of Lamentations three are two verses full of hope.

Lamentations 3:22-23: “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.”
Think of this as a fresh batch of love and compassion from the Lord every morning. That truly is faithfulness. Whatever circumstances come our way, we can always find God’s dependable love and His tender heart turned toward us.
Christian writers have the responsibility as well as the honor of illustrating Biblical truths through their writing. Think of an incident from your life or one you have seen in someone else’s life in which the truth from the above verses was shown. Could you use that situation in your story to have your character come to understand or experience God’s compassion?

Remember, your reader experiences things vicariously through your characters. He or she might even be able to relate to the happenings in your story and the situations faced by your characters. You could inadvertently encourage your reader in his or her life.

God is faithful to us in keeping His many promises. As Christian writers we must be faithful to His Word and His character. We write not only to entertain but to minister. Pause to thank Him for the privilege to write and ask His continued blessing on every word.

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