Next Week’s Testimony


The youth minister at my church shared this in passing last night:

“May this week be next week’s testimony.”

I like that.

With all the doom and gloom we get though social media and the news, perhaps what we need to hear more than anything else is how God made the difference in your week and mine. That reminder–we all need it. To hear how God has been faithful in both the good and the bad that any week throws our way.

On the way to church, I stated that something I said was a lament. I asked my son who the prophet was who wrote Lamentations, and this steered the conversation into Jeremiah being called “the weeping prophet.” And that weeping prophet wrote this in the third chapter of his laments:

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
“therefore I will hope in him.”

May that same spirit of hope and gratefulness be in our recollection of this week in next week’s testimony.

One thought on “Next Week’s Testimony

  1. Meredith

    Wow do I love this post. Thank you for sharing it.

    I just sent my junior high son on his first mission trip for a week with his Christian school and found out just before he left that the ONE kid who he struggles with is in his room. They will be together all week.

    Before we dropped him off we prayed (not knowing who would be in his group) that God would help him if any of the kids that he was rooming with were the ones he found challenging. We prayed that he would come back – not just saying that he made it through – but that his testimony would be that he has a new friend!

    So thank you for this timely word for me and my family. I will keep this in my back pocket for a long time to come.

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