Monday, November 9, 2020
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning. . . (Lamentations 3:19-26)
Lamentations is not lighthearted reading; it’s a collection of desperate cries from the bottom of a pit. The author laments the suffering of God’s people during their time of captivity, which left them trapped in misery for years.
But in the middle of the book, a glimmering light shines through the darkness, as the weeping writer lifts his head and proclaims hope in the God of love and compassion. We witness the progression from a downcast, bitter soul (verse 20) to an upright, resolute warrior refusing to be consumed by the troubles of life (verse 22).
The rallying cry of confidence is that God will ultimately save his people. We too can find God’s blessings in big and small ways each day if we make a point of looking for them. Great is God’s faithfulness.
A Prayer for Today
Lord, we often allow the darkness of night to overshadow our daytime. Shine the light of your love on us each day so that we can see your blessings. Amen.