Today, He spoke to me of His unchanging nature. When the world seems to spin a little faster… When everything seems to be at stake and I am tempted to hold on to security, what or who am I counting on?
I was reading Lamentations 3 today for devotions. I wasn’t expecting a message of hope, but in the midst of a passage about great sorrow – physical affliction and inward turmoil, we read these words of comfort and hope:
Remember my affliction and my wanderings, the wormwood and the gall! 20 My soul continually remembers it and is bowed down within me. 21 But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope:
22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; 23 they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. 24 “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.”
25 The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. 26 It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. 27 It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.
28 Let him sit alone in silence when it is laid on him; 29 let him put his mouth in the dust— there may yet be hope; 30 let him give his cheek to the one who strikes, and let him be filled with insults.
31 For the Lord will not cast off forever, 32 but, though he cause grief, he will have compassion according to the abundance of his steadfast love; 33 for he does not afflict from his heart or grieve the children of men.
I count on one thing The same God that never fails
Will not fail me now
You won’t fail me now In the waiting The same God who’s never late Is working all things out
You’re working all things out
Yes I will lift you high From the lowest valley
Yes I will bless your name Yes I will sing for joy When my heart is heavy All my days, Yes I will
We’ll find out in a little over a week. You know, Father, more and better than I do, all the factors — the hopes and fears. You know the heart that is prone to be an ‘idol-factory.’ Rather than counting on psychology and market trends, LORD, let me count on Your Chesed, Your lovingkindness which never changes.