We all want something to hope for. As Christmas approaches I bet you are hoping for a few presents. I have been thinking about Paul’s words in 1 Corinthians 13:13. Here is something from Lamentations. Not the first book in the bible I would have looked for a lesson on hope.
Yet this I call to mind
and therefore I have hope:
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 LORD is good to those whose hope is in him,
to the one who seeks him;
it is good to wait quietly
for the salvation of the LORD. Lamentations 3:21-26
We have hope because of the great love of God. He loved us so much he sent his son to die for us. Not that we deserved it first, no, because he loves. AND this God is good to those who hope in him and who seek him. Seeking is very important when it comes to finding.
One thing I think is hard is waiting quietly for the salvation of the Lord. God works in his own time and way.
God bless. Seek, have hope, keep the faith.