Lamentations 3:6 NIV – He has made me dwell in darkness like those long dead.
Lamentations 3:22-24 NIV – Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore, I will wait for him.”
The poet cries out to the Lord but at first, he can’t hear God, he can’t feel God. The silence is the silence of the grave. Has God abandoned him?
But the poet discovers that even in the dark seasons of life the Lord’s “compassions” never fail. The root word for “compassion” – womb – gives us insight into the Lord’s silent love. During difficult times we are not found in the silence of the grave, instead we are found in the silence of the womb. It’s an intimate and powerful picture of how God faithfully cares for our lives. We are never outside of God’s love. The reality is we are held within it – supernaturally protected and enclosed in his love.
Today the Lord is closer to us than we ever could have imagined! Moment by moment he is intimately involved in our circumstances – actively nourishing us, fighting for us, and rescuing us. In response, let us moment to moment wait on him and be found in him.
Prayer: “Heavenly Father, we trust today you are present in all our circumstances. May we be found in your faithful love. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”
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