"But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. 'The LORD is my portion,' says my soul, 'therefore I will hope in Him.' The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD."
Our pastor preached on this passage today, and it was such a great message! He explained how the author was writing this during the deepest of hardship for the nation of Israel. He related their situation to what it was for us on 9/11, except have that feeling be drawn out for a full 2 full years instead of a few days! This hit me...I remember exactly what I was doing and the feeling I had when that all happened, and I was only 9 years old! I can't imagine that fear being drawn out over a 2 year period! This is the fear the Israelites were facing! But the author found hope in the steadfast love the Lord! This is so comforting! God's mercies are new every morning...great is thy faithfulness, dear Lord! The Lord is with us in our toughest times, and in or best times! I pray that we would all always wait on the Lord and seek after Him! It's the only thing worth living for! Thank you, Father, for being there in the best and worst of times!