Sometimes I just feel discouraged. Sometimes I wonder why the LORD doesn’t provide the way I think He should. Lamentations 3:20-29 have given me new perspective this week.
My soul continually remembers my affliction
and is bowed down within me.
But this I call to mind,
and therefore I have hope:
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.”
The Lord is good to those who wait for Him,
to the soul who seeks Him.
It is good that one should wait quietly
for the salvation of the Lord.
It is good for a man that he bear
the yoke in his youth.
Let him sit alone in silence
when it is laid on him;
let him put his mouth in the dust—
there may yet be hope!
Sometimes I am tempted to complain about the trial the Lord is currently bringing me through. Sometimes it seems like the same thing over and over again. Instead, what if I silence myself – because there is still hope. My hope is not of this world but is from the Lord God Almighty who has rescued me from eternal darkness to bring me into relationship with Him. What could be more glorious?? I pray that my hope may rest in the Lord and not in the things of this temporal world. The LORD always has a purpose.