Pastor John spoke a bit from Lamentations 3 yesterday in church…
19 I remember my affliction and my wandering,
the bitterness and the gall.
20 I well remember them,
and my soul is downcast within me.
21 Yet this I call to mind
and therefore I have hope:
22 Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
23 They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
24 I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion;
therefore I will wait for him.”
The handwritten note in the margin near verses 22-24 reads: “Respnsv Trust”
I wrote that back in 2009 while reading the Bible in 90 Days at church…I recall blogging about it as well:
Responsive Trust. 3:22-24. How can the writer say “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for Him.”? The statement about His great love, compassion, and faithfulness are from a heart that has experienced them and heard about them in the lives of ancestors of old. How can we say this? The same way – we’ve probably experienced them and heard about them in the lives of those we know. It is easy to forget these testimonies in the midst of trials, but we must cling to the TRUTH of God’s unchanging character! THANK YOU GOD!!