“Remembering mine affliction and my misery, The wormwood and the gall. My soul hath them still in remembrance, And is humbled in me. This I recall to my mind, Therefore have I hope.” Lamentations 3:19-21 (KJV)
In Deuteronomy, God tells Moses to warn the children of Israel that they will depart from Him and great is the curse upon them. Moses gives the children a song to write in their hearts to keep in remembrance the mercies of the Lord.
This song is their hope.
“It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed, Because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: Great is thy faithfulness. The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; Therefore will I hope in him. The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, To the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly Wait for the salvation of the LORD.”
Lamentations 3:22-26 (KJV)
There’s that word “wait” again…
While we are lamenting our desolation and mourning our shortcomings, if we don’t remember the song in our hearts, we forget the mercies that the Lord makes new every morning.
We could easily be consumed by the world and removed as Sodom, but God writes the song on His children’s heart and gives them hope as they wait to see salvation. We wait for the Lord to call us to Him; we wait for Him to lead us; we wait for Him in all things.
Wait and hope for the salvation of the Lord.