Friday

clinging to the promise

I remember my affliction and my wandering,
       the bitterness and the gall.  
I well remember them,
       and my soul is downcast within me.
Yet this I call to mind
       and therefore I have hope:
Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed,
       for his compassions never fail.

They are new every morning;
       great is your faithfulness.

I say to myself, "The LORD is my portion;
       therefore I will wait for him."
The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him,
       to the one who seeks him;
it is good to wait quietly
       for the salvation of the LORD.
It is good for a man to bear the yoke
       while he is young.
Let him sit alone in silence,
       for the LORD has laid it on him.
Let him bury his face in the dust—
       there may yet be hope.
Let him offer his cheek to one who would strike him,
       and let him be filled with disgrace.
For men are not cast off
       by the Lord forever.
Though he brings grief, he will show compassion,
       so great is his unfailing love.
Is it not from the mouth of the Most High
       that both calamities and good things come?
Why should any living man complain
       when punished for his sins?
Let us examine our ways and test them,
       and let us return to the LORD.
                                                                --Lamentations 3:19-32, 38-40

6 comments:

Dad said...

How appropriate for us all.

Misty said...

during one of the hardest time of my life, these verses were an anchor for me. i'm so glad you posted them here today!!!
how're you!?!?!

Penny said...

thanks for this. we have a hymn from those emboldened verses "New each morning are His mercies, and His faithfulness so great, His compassion faileth never, if before His throne we wait." Need to do more of the latter myself.

Wonder-ful said...

I so needed this right now. :) Thank you.

Debbie said...

What a great post to come across this morning. Thanks!

Elissa said...

My absolute favorite portion in all of scripture. Blessings on you and your family!

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