““The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
“therefore I will hope in him.”
The Lord is good to those who wait for him,
to the soul who seeks him.” (Lamentations 3:24-25)
Patience is something that I have needed a lot of work on. I have gotten better at patience but I still need a ways to go before I can say I’m a patient person. This week was a real struggle for me. I felt hurt and depression down to my soul. God led me to these verses as a reminder.
The prophet Jeremiah knew all about hurt and suffering. He endured a lot as a prophet serving the Lord. Yet even in his laments, he still had this hope. “The Lord is my portion, therefore I will hope in him.” God is enough, even in those painful times when hope seems lost. We are able to find our hope in Him.
Waiting is so hard. But when we are waiting for Him, He is there. He helps us to endure. He helps us to persevere and overcome. We are able to do this because of His working inside of us.
This week, let us find our hope in Him. Let us cling to the truth that God is there for us when we wait for Him. And even though the waiting is excruciatingly tough, He loves us so and is there to comfort us. Let us rejoice in Him. Because when we seek Him with all our heart, we will find Him.