Though He Brings Grief, He Will Show Compassion.

Just soak this in. Read it slowly, and let it reach your heart. God is so good. Nothing done is without purpose or love.

“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.
It is good for a man to bear the yoke
while he is young.

Let him sit alone in silence, for the LORD has laid it on him.
Let him bury his face in the dust–there may yet be hope.
Let him offer his cheek to one who would strike him,
and let him be filled with disgrace.

For men are not cast off by the Lord forever.
Though he brings grief, he will show compassion,
so great is his unfailing love.
For he does not willingly bring affliction
or grief to the children of men.

To crush underfoot all prisoners in the land,
to deny a man his rights before the Most High,
to deprive a man of justice–would not the Lord see such things?

Who can speak and have it happen
if the Lord has not decreed it?
Is it not from the mouth of the Most High
that both calamities and good things come?
Why should any living man complain when punished for his sins?”

~Lamentations 3:22-39 (NIV)

Grace & Peace,


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