Lamentations 3:22-24 – Great is Your Faithfulness

Today’s Reading: Lamentations 2:20‐3:66, Hebrews 1:1‐14, Psalm 102:1‐8, Proverbs 26:21‐22

Context: In Lamentations, Jeremiah is crying out to God.  The language of hopelessness and pain is graphic.  In the middle of the chapter three he changes his tone. 

Lamentations 3:22-24 – 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.”

Observations:

  • The Lord’s steadfast love never ceases
  • His mercies never come to an end
    • They are new ever morning
  • Great is your faithfulness (stated to the Lord and not of the Lord)
  • My soul says:
    • The Lord is my portion
      • Therefore I will hope in him

The last few months have been a combination of pain and excitement/hope for Rebecca and me.  In a few verses Jeremiah will say: “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.”  It has been clear that God is at work in our lives.  I want to reflect the heart of Jeremiah in my response to God.

Apply: I will spend time meditating on the Lord’s faithfulness as I drive to work this morning.

How do you prompt your soul to say: “The Lord is my portion, therefore I will hope in him?”

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