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Stop Whining and Get a Grip!

Happy New Year! Lamentations 3:21-23 has always been a favorite passage of mine- " This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope . It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed , because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness."   And I am sure I've read that passage in context as I have read through the Bible many times.  Today I read it in "The Message" translation. Now, let me preface this by saying that I LOVE the King James Version - it is my #1 baseline translation of the Bible. However I do like to read parallel translations just to get a better grip on the meaning of a particular passage as I study.  I also consulted Matthew Henry's commentary and found this note: " Some think Jeremiah makes these complaints, not only as an intercessor for Israel, but as a type of Christ, who was thought by some to be Jeremiah the weeping prophet, because