Remember my affliction and my wanderings,
the wormwood and the gall!
My soul continually remembers it
and is bowed down within me.
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.
For the Lord will not
cast off forever,
but, though he cause grief, he will have compassion
according to the abundance of his steadfast love;
for he does not afflict from his heart
or grieve the children of men.
To crush underfoot
all the prisoners of the earth,
to deny a man justice
in the presence of the Most High,
to subvert a man in his lawsuit,
the Lord does not approve.
Lamentations 3:20-26; 31-36
Remember, O Lord, what has befallen us;
look, and see our disgrace!
Our fathers sinned, and are no more;
and we bear their iniquities.
The joy of our hearts has ceased;
our dancing has been turned to mourning.
But you, O Lord, reign forever;
your throne endures to all generations
Why do you forget us forever,
why do you forsake us for so many days?
Restore us to yourself, O Lord, that we may be restored!
Lamentations 5:1, 7, 15, 19-20
Guy Manuell says
Even though I am in Australia, I share your sorrow. The disgraceful death of Mr Floyd is NOT being remembered. It is being used as an excuse for anarchy by the extreme left wing of politics. The fact that black-owned businesses are being destroyed alongside white-owned businesses shows that this rioting has little to do with racial differences but much more with the general disrespect for any type of authority in western countries. Any opportunity for vandalism, looting and violence is taken in the name of supposedly supporting some “moral” agenda.
Thank you for helping us remember that God remains in control—despite everything we see around us. His faithfulness endures forever.
I do have longer-term concerns that, one day, we will see this in miniature in Australia unless Christians and others of goodwill become active to resist left-wing extremism which is increasingly aggressive in both word and action.
Jc Konecny says
Only restored in Christ- thank you for this thoughtful reminder