Lamentations 5:21 Turn thou us unto thee, O Lord, and we shall be turned; renew our days as of old.
We Need to Turn Around
We need to turn around. Jeremiah realized that we need the Lord’s help in order to repent. Turning to God is not something that is natural for man. This is obvious anytime you try to witness to someone about the Lord. They try to make excuses about why they don’t need to get saved. In this verse, it is asking the Lord to turn us unto him. When your heart gets hard, it is important to ask the Lord to soften it so you can repent. If you go into a church service, and you are cold and backsliden, it is going to be hard for you to get anything out of the song service and the preaching. If the Lord does get ahold of your heart, then you can be turned.
We Need to Renew the Days of Old
We, next, need to renew our days of old. When you first got saved, you likely had a lot more zeal toward God than you may have now. That is not good. You need to ask the Lord to renew that zeal, renew that desire for winning souls. It is easy to get used to just living the Christian life and going on your merry way. We need a renewing, or rekindling, of our relationship with the Lord on a regular basis. Have you grown indifferent in some areas of your Christian life? You need to renew and turn back to what you once had. Trust the Lord with all your heart. You need to turn around and put the Lord first in our life again, if he has been relegated to the back burner in your life.