Lamentations

Well, right now I am sitting here in the South Bend airport waiting for a plane and I’m a wee bit bored. Of course I have plenty of reading material with me, but I don’t happen to feel like reading at the moment.

A sunrise I enjoyed recently
A sunrise I enjoyed recently

So, I thought I’d write a blog post, cause I’m bored and I like writing.  But I only have my phone with me, so I’m not going to write a whole long post right now.

So, I thought I would share with the cyberworld some really encouraging/nice words from the book of Lamentations. You don’t hear a lot about this book but there really are some neat passages and verses in here.

So, here ya go. (Yeah, lot of so’s, but…)

From Chapter 3:17 on. “And thou hast removed my soul far off from peace: I forgot prosperity.

And I said, my strength and my hope is perished from the Lord:

Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall.

My soul hath them still in remembrance, and is humbled in me.

This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.

It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.

It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord.

It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.

He sitteth alone and keepeth silence, because he hath borne it upon him.

He putteth his mouth in the dust; if so be there may be hope.

He giveth his cheek to him that smiteth him: he is filled full with reproach.

For the Lord will not cast off forever:

But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies.

For he doth not afflict willingly, nor grieve the children of men.

And then I’m going to skip down to verse 40, which says, “Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the Lord.

Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens.

I don’t know, just made me think a bit when I read it the other day. Hope it is encouraging and thought provoking for you too!

Have a great day everyone!

2 thoughts on “Lamentations

  1. Thank you for the Scripture portions! Very good! Here it is anything but boring. A few minutes ago there was a big buck on our lawn. His rack was at least 3 feet across. He didn’t seem to mind our rain today. Looking forward to having you back in Oregon!
    Love, g & g

    1. Sounds like supper just asking to be harvested. 🙂

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