I’ve been reading Scriptures with Alana some nights. Yesterday, we read the first half of Lamentations. Lamentations is just like what it sounds like. The situation is absolutely awful; after Jeremiah describes the terrible condition of God’s people, he proceeds to lament over their degraded condition. But in the midst of all the turmoil, this passage resides:

This I recall to my mind,
Therefore I have hope.
The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease,
For His compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.
“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
“Therefore I hope in Him.”
The Lord is good to those who wait for Him,
To the person who seeks Him.
~Lamentations 3:21-26

Full of new hope,



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