Lamentations 3:22-25 The Lord’s loving kindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
“Therefore I have hope in Him.” The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, To the person who seeks Him. (NASB)
Lamentations is an amazing book and an amazing chapter to read when you have the feeling that the Lord has not answered your prayers. When I read this book and put myself in the position of Jeremiah, it takes the strength out of me. It makes me feel bad for Jeremiah. He was a man of God, and he was doing what was right. He did what God asked him to do, and he obeyed God to the last commandment. Now he is suffering, and his people have been taken captive. He is suffering, seeing the hurt and pain of his people.
There are times that we are going to feel the same way about what is going on in our lives. We are going to feel that the Lord has abandoned us. We are going to feel like we are being punished for being good! We come to church. We love people. We try to be kind to everyone, and we try to follow all of God’s commands, but we still suffer… sometimes more than those who don’t follow God.
Don’t lose heart! God has a plan! We just need to trust him! God’s ways are higher than our ways, although we may not see it right away. Try to remember that the Lord is good to those who wait for Him.