Devotionals & Poems



It seems that the Judahites Thought of themselves as God’s chosen race that would always experience God’s good blessings, failing to keep in mind that those blessings are only attained to by abiding in and keeping His covenant. Because of blatant sin, moral decline, and rebellion, Babylon came against Jerusalem and captured it bringing chaos, suffering, and captivity. The “poems” of Lamentations it seems were composed during and after all this was happening and Jeremiah who is believed to have authored the book speaks as God’s prophet to them. Even in all the tragedies He has hope because the Lord’s mercies and compassions “…are new every morning…” 3:21-33. After complete humiliation, Submission, and repentance, they could think of restoration. The lesson still applies today; no matter how deep sin has brought us into the mire and decline, God’s mercies are extended to all that “wait” (bind together like twisting ropes) for Him. He promised in Deuteronomy 4:29 “But from there you will seek the Lord your God; and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul.”

By Rose Hill

The Lord is full of compassion toward me,

His mercy is new every morning I see.

The Lord is surely my portion and share,

And in His presence I wait for Him there.

It is really good for me to wait,

And I know the Lord will not be late.

I will sit down and not complain,

Even if there comes some pain.

For God knows just what is best,

Therefore in Him my soul will rest.

Though there comes my way some grief,

In God’s mercy He brings relief.

He does not willingly His son afflict,

Or enjoy it when He sees him sick.

But takes him through some discipline,

For the punishment of his sin.

So let us test and examine our ways,

Then lift up hearts and hands in praise.

For He always gives us what is best,

So we trust Him even in a test.

Scripture quotations are from the New King James Version copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson Co. used by permission.

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