One of my favorite Bible verses is from Lamentations.
Yes, you read that right.
I have a favorite verse from one of the most depressing books of the Bible.

If you are ever having one of those days where everything just feels like it’s going wrong, this is the book to read.  It will join you in your lament.
But, right in the middle of all that lamenting and crying out there is this tiny, little, strangely-out-of-place, ray of 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.”
(Lamentations 3:21-24)
The last part of this verse, “therefore I will wait for him” can also be translated as “therefore I will hope in him”
I don’t like waiting, at all, but hope is something I can get behind.
Hope is what keeps me going.
Hope is light in the dark.
Hope is what reminds me that God has got my back.
When life hurts like crazy, you WILL cling to something, anything.
This verse reminds me to cling to God.
Clinging to everything else brings despair, but clinging to God brings hope.
The next verse in this chapter says it best: “The Lord is good to those who put their hope in him”
Happy Friday.  Enjoy your gift of today.
And hope in the promise of tomorrow.
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