The pencil in my hand, a comfort.
A halfhearted, less than purposeful and slightly abrupt prayer before reading, Lamentations, Chapter, 3.
Lamenting seems appropriate as I’ve dreamt of reminders again, the chapter is hard in the first verses. The lamented recalling harm, darkness and entrapment.
Hard things are good if for no other reason at all than someone else’s understanding.
Yes, worth its weight in gold is another’s understanding how long things are there, those wounds, understands the answer to when you might be able to get past it.
The answer is always, “Never.”
The lamented understands and counters with hope and faith, has become a seeker of all things soul-filling.
“Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this: The faithful love of the Lord never ends!
His mercies never cease.
Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.
I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!”
The Lord is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him.”
Lamentations 3:21-25 NLT
The Lamentations never discounted, the faith, though, oh, the heart and soul of my faith!