This week as our nation elected a new president this event marks a new direction for our country, I am a bit anxious. Anxious in whether the godly principles our country was founded on are alive and well, anxious about the shift in priorities and morals (or lack of) our people are headed to.
In Lamentations 3 Jeremiah is in anguish over his country. In verse19 and 20 he thinks about the troubles and past experiences and was losing hope. Then in verse 21 he resolves to put into his mind God's faithfulness and this gave him renewed hope.
In our day and time, it is so easy to grumble and despair and feel consumed by circumstances, but it is not until we put our focus on the Lord that we can rise above the challenges we face and place our faith in the one true, sure, faithful God, who alone is in charge.
Lamentations 3:19 - 26 "Remember my affliction and roaming, the wormwood and the gall. My soul still remembers and sinks within me. This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope. Through the Lord's mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness, the Lord is my portion, says my soul, therefore I have hope in Him. The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him. It is good that one should hope and wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord."