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Waiting

by Sue Muessig 8 October 2020

Lamentations 3: 22-26

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.

Last week felt like a week of waiting. Waiting for a parcel to be delivered, waiting fora reply to emails, waiting in a long phone queue, waiting to hear how the latest Covid restrictions would affect my plans … During the week an old song came into mind that I had forgotten about. It is one that I used to sing with a choir when I worked in Scotland. “In His time, He makes all things beautiful in His time.”

Chapter 3 of Lamentations is entitled ‘Hope in the midst of affliction’. Jeremiah was surrounded by destruction and suffering as Jerusalem was destroyed, but his hope was in God and he trusted in His faithfulness. God had promised restoration and blessing and Jeremiah held onto that promise.

As we wait on God day by day to help us with our daily needs and also as we wait for answers to bigger prayers on our hearts, we need to hold on to our hope and faith in Him, because God is with us in the waiting and in His perfect timing, He works all things for good.

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Prayer

Heavenly Father, we thank You that Your mercies are new every morning and that You will be with us in every situation that we face today. Help us to keep trusting in Your word, Your promises, and Your perfect timing. 

Amen.