My downcast soul

October 2010 003

It seems all too easily, I find myself resigned to living life waiting for the other shoe to drop..

When the disorderly mass of confusion tends to be the norm for a while, I wonder if this is all I can expect for the rest of my days.

While I have not been a stranger to troubles, the worries and concerns of this season of life have caught me off guard.

I have hit so many bumps on the road of life, surely I was prepared for most anything.

 Everyday I realize I am not prepared…… for the unexpected sorrows of my country,…….of my family……. or my friends.

The grieving proccess is ongoing from one tragedy to another.

 I found comfort in reading these verses from Lamentations today.

I remember my affliction and my wandering,  the bitterness and the gall. I well remember them,   and my soul is downcast within me.

 Yet this I call to mind  and therefore I have hope:

 Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,  for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning;   

  great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion;   therefore I will wait for him.”

 The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly   for the salvation of the Lord.