Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Lord is my portion.

Lamentations 3
19 I remember my affliction and my wandering,
    the bitterness and the gall.
20 I well remember them,
    and my soul is downcast within me.
21 Yet this I call to mind
    and therefore I have hope:
22 Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
    for his compassions never fail.
23 They are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.
24 I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion;
    therefore I will wait for him.”
25 The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him,
    to the one who seeks him;
26 it is good to wait quietly
    for the salvation of the Lord.
27 It is good for a man to bear the yoke
    while he is young.
28 Let him sit alone in silence,
    for the Lord has laid it on him.
29 Let him bury his face in the dust
    there may yet be hope.
30 Let him offer his cheek to one who would strike him,
    and let him be filled with disgrace.
31 For no one is cast off
    by the Lord forever.
32 Though he brings grief, he will show compassion,
    so great is his unfailing love.
33 For he does not willingly bring affliction
    or grief to anyone.
These verses are resonating with me today. I look back on the last month and I see how far I've come. How far the Lord has brought me.
"Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed"
I still go through moments of depression and I want to turn back to my old ways.
But I can remember that "the Lord is my portion" and my attitude suddenly changes.
How thankful I am that this season is over.
Not that I don't still struggle, but that I have better coping mechanisms.
And His name is Jesus. :)



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