A sweet friend of mine was going through a very difficult time not too long ago. When I read this verse, I thought of her and thought it described her feelings at that time. Jeremiah writes in the book of Lamentations….
I have been depraved of peace; I have forgotten what prosperity is. So I say, “My splendor is gone and all that I had hoped from the LORD.” I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall. I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me. Lamentations 3:17-20
The Word of God tells us that hard times will come. We will suffer in this life. We have all felt depraved of peace. What does this world have to offer us when we are in these places of suffering? Not much. The only truth we have, the only hope that is real is what Jeremiah describes after he confesses his sadness….
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…” Lamentations 3:21-25
I love it! We do have hope. We are not consumed! God’s compassion never fails. I pray this ministers to you. May the Lord be your portion today…