A Verse for Meditation

Battle in the streets of Lyon in front of Sain...
Battle in the streets of Lyon in front of Saint-Nizier church – Canut revolt of October 1831 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end.  Lamentations 3:22

Questions for thought and prayer:

  • I first chanced upon this verse on a day when it seemed that everything was going wrong. I took a deep breath and thought about the meaning of the phrase “steadfast love of the Lord.” Why did I begin to relax and look at my problems with less panic? 
  • The author of this verse had seen his country collapse economically, politically and internationally. People in the USA contemplate that same disaster as a real possibility for the near future. Does the biblical writer’s confidence inspire any hope in your heart? Why, or why not?
  • Some people think that God is petulant and demanding. His laws are strict. What is different about the way this writer sees God? 
  • Do you believe the verse is telling the truth about God’s mercies never ending? Why, or why not?

© 2012 Katherine Harms