Lamentations 3:21-24 • But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies...


Lamentations 3:21-24 • But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” • Read all of Lamentations 3. The author of this book is clearly in distress, experiencing the hopelessness and desperation that the storms of life can often bring. He cries out to God with sincerity in the midst of his brokenness, honestly expressing his darkest emotions and fears to the Lord. When your life looks like this, do your prayers reflect it? Are you a person who prays with the honesty of Lamentations 3? Yet the author knows that in the midst of horrific tragedy or adversity, the truths about God never change. He is eternal. He is full of unending steadfast love and mercy. He is faithful. He is enough. When circumstances change, God does not. Despite feeling crushed, the author of Lamentations trusts that God is ultimately his only need and the only One able to fill it. We can take great encouragement from this: Remembering and believing in the attributes of God causes us to have hope. • As you pray today, openly express your thoughts and emotions to God. He promises to draw near to you as you draw near to Him (James 4:8). Then, place your hope in the things unseen, the eternal promises and attributes of God, which never change. Truly, He is good to those who seek Him (see verse 25 and Hebrews 11:6). Believe that the Lord is your portion, and take hope. Devotional from J.D. Greear and Summit Church