Verse of the Day

Lamentations 3:25 (NKJV)

The Lord is good to those who wait for Him,
To the soul who seeks Him.


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Bible Commentary

Lamentations 3:25 is a Bible verse that reminds us how good the Lord is.

Much of the Book of Lamentations is written out of anguish and sorrow. Jeremiah was a prophet whose calling was to speak out warnings about God’s judgment to the people, so they would repent from evil.

Jeremiah saw much turmoil in his nation and personally experienced the persecution from a people who were offended when he called out their transgressions.

Even though he carried out the mission God called him to do, he endured much humiliation and even imprisonment. This doesn’t sound like a very pleasant calling, but it was a very important one.

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The entire land was experiencing the consequences of its sin and rebellion toward God. Like a bridegroom grieving over his bride who left him for another lover, Lamentations 1:8-9 says:

Jerusalem sinned grievously;
    therefore she became filthy;
all who honored her despise her,
    for they have seen her nakedness;
she herself groans
    and turns her face away.

9 Her uncleanness was in her skirts;
    she took no thought of her future;
therefore her fall is terrible;
    she has no comforter.

Even though it was before the arrival of Jesus Christ, Jeremiah knew of God’s mercies. After pouring out the anguish of his heart over a nation greatly afflicted because of its sins, Jeremiah remembers in Lamentations 3:21 – 25,

But this I call to mind,
    and therefore I have hope:

22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
    his mercies never come to an end;
23 they are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.
24 “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
    “therefore I will hope in him.”

25 The Lord is good to those who wait for him,
    to the soul who seeks him.

Even in the midst of the darkest valley, we can look back to remember God’s hand of favor and blessing from our past. If we can’t see any brightness in our future, we can look back and find hope there as we remember His faithfulness.

And as we remember His mercy from the past, like a flame it can be rekindled and emerge as hope for right now and for the future. This is true for us as individuals, and as nations.

Though our family and/or our nation may be experiencing a dark time of affliction because of our rebellion toward God, we can look back and see His hand of mercy and favor upon us in history. The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end.

This statement alone gives us hope. God has not stopped loving us. It might look that way or feel that way, but His mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning.

The key is in Lamentations 3:25.

The Lord is good to those who wait for Him,
To the soul who seeks Him.

We desperately want and need for God to turn away His hand of affliction. We know He still loves us, what can we do??

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We can do just what the Bible says: We can wait with expectation, and we can seek Him.

If an adulteress has changed her ways and wants to come back to her husband, she will seek Him. She will ask for forgiveness and wait for his mercy. Her only hope for a full restoration of what she had before, rests upon him.

And so it is with us—our nation. Our only hope of full restoration is in God alone.

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To know God’s hand of favor and abundant blessings upon the church, His bride, we must seek Him and His forgiveness, repent of our rebellion and wait for Him to act. We are at His mercy.

Praise God we can look at history and see His great faithfulness and how His lover never ceases, as we remember that “God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son…” (John 3:16).

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As we remember the cross, our hope is rekindled, our faith is renewed as we see the proof of His everlasting love for us. We believe in His faithfulness. We believe in His great love, and we look forward to His rescue.

Our hope is in Him.

And now, it’s all about Him and not about us anymore.

Study the Bible verse of Lamentations 3:25, seek the Lord and wait upon Him.

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