Reading from the Book of Lamentations 3:21-31
Lamentations 3:21 This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. 22 It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. 23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. 24 The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. 25 The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. 26 It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord. 27 It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth. 28 He sitteth alone and keepeth silence, because he hath borne it upon him. 29 He putteth his mouth in the dust; if so be there may be hope. 30 He giveth his cheek to him that smiteth him: he is filled full with reproach. 31 For the Lord will not cast off for ever:
The writer in Lamentations found that positive thoughts about God brought him out of the depressed, miserable state he was in. When we think about our problems, we sink lower and lower, but thoughts about the goodness, mercy, kindness, and faithfulness of God gives us hope. Give them all to Jesus.
My little child, you are so impatient to move forward. But you cannot
see what I see from My heights. Trust in Me. When it is time, I will
lead you and guide you. I hold you in the palm of My hand. I have your
best interests in mind, always. Wait for Me; be still; know that I am
God. That is, know that I am a Father who loves you, cares for your
details, and makes all things work toward the good when you love Me,
trust in Me, and wait for Me to act.Wait for Me. Trust Me. I am right
beside you, ready to move when it is the right moment. I have not
forgotten you, nor will I ever.