Project 66 – Lamentations

The next portion of Scripture for Project 66 comes from Jeremiah’s book of Lamentations. It’s his vision of Jerusalem being left wasted while Babylon is exulting in it’s conquest, quite the opposite of what we see in Revelation 18, 21, & 22.

But even in the midst of all these collected laments, there is hope. In the third chapter the prophet’s anguish is summarized when he concludes in verse 18:

My strength and my hope have perished from the Lord.

Gone! Dead! There is no more hope! Perish!

But just 3 verses later we see hope restored. The hope that he thought had perished has resurrected.

And the only difference between the lost hope of verse 18 and having hope in verse 21, is the affliction, wormwood and gall being remembered in 19-20. Remember Good Friday, and all that transpired that day in regards to the Lord Jesus. It was for me. That gives me hope of a Resurrection Day!

And this next portion, which is the portion I have chosen for Project 66, is my daily reminder to my own soul, to wait quietly for the Lord:

Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not.
they are new every morning;
Great is Thy faithfulness.
“The LORD is my portion,” says my soul,
“Therefore I 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.

Thank the Lord that His compassions and tenderness fails not, that they are new every morning, for most often, I do exhaust them all by day’s end. But the morning comes with a new set, and never failing supply.

A New Morning at the Tetons with new mercies

A New Morning at the Grand Tetons Mountain range, loaded with new mercies

And what can I lose, that is not more than compensated by the truth that “The Lord is my portion.”

And to my soul, I charge, “Seek Him! Wait for Him! Hope for Him! Quietly. Be patient…Easter is on the way!”

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