Marie’s daily verse: Psalm 32:7You are my hiding place, you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. / Lamentations 3: 19-26 The thought of my suffering and homelessness is bitter beyond words. I will never forget this awful time, as I grieve over my loss. Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this: The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!” The Lord is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him. So it is good to wait quietly. (Lamentations 3:19-26).

Recently we did a Bible study on Christian expectations versus reality. Sometimes we have expectations about what God will do, but the reality is different. Jeremiah reflects on this in our passage. He is going through an awful time. His suffering is bitter. His losses are substantial. Sound familiar? Most of us have been through tough times. Has God failed us? Has He let us down? Jeremiah stops to think amidst his trials. God’s love never ends. His mercy is unending. Jeremiah refuses to give up hope.  He knows he has an eternal inheritance. He resolves to wait quietly for God.

The Bible speaks clearly in many places. Christians suffer. Christians struggle with problems, but we must never forget that God is love. He is faithful and merciful. As we continue to trust in Him, one day, we will receive our inheritance. The abundant life we desire does not take place on this earth. It is fulfilled in eternal life. Never abandon God! Hold on to your faith in Jesus. He will be with you in your trials. If He does not deliver you in this life, He has prepared an eternal inheritance for you[.

Gracious Father, there are days when my problems seem to overwhelm me. Thank You for reminding me that Your love never ends. Please help me to continue to trust in You no matter what, Thank You for the promise that an eternal inheritance awaits those who trust in You. I pray I the blessed name of Jesus, Amen.

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