Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Anawim's Lamentation

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My own people laugh at me.

God has filled me with bitterness. He has given me a cup of deep sorrow to drink. He has made me grind my teeth on gravel. He has rolled me in the dust. Peace has been stripped away, and I have forgotten what prosperity is.

I cry out, "My splendor is gone! Everything I had hoped for from the LORD is lost!“ The thought of my suffering and homelessness is bitter beyond words.

I will never forget this awful time.

Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this: The unfailing love of the LORD never ends. By his mercies I have been kept from complete destruction.

Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each day.

I say to myself, "The LORD is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!“ The LORD is wonderfully good to those who wait for him and seek him.

So it is good to wait quietly for salvation from the LORD.

Lamentation 3:14-26 (NLT)

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