Lamentations 3:33 God does not willingly send disaster upon man or grief to the children.
I have to think about that a while.
A few days later…
So here’s the link to Lamentations 3. After yesterday’s post I was glancing back over this and ended up reading to the end of the chapter. The part that struck me begins in about verse 21 particularly how the Amplified translates: “hope and expectation”.
Expectation? Of what?
Verse 22 from the 1986 NIV, “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.”
In verse 26 we are told to wait for the salvation of the Lord. And that reminds me of Peter’s admonition in 2 Peter 3:12: waiting expectantly for the Day of the Lord hastens its approach. That reminds me of another admonition from Peter: to place our hope fully on the grace to be given when Christ is revealed, 1 Peter 1:13.