22 It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
24 The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.
25 The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.
26 It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord. KJV
In the midst of the current world situation, it is good to look at the reality of circumstances and remember a promise of the Lord such as this one.
What is the reality of our circumstances?
Reality must be defined from which perspective one wishes to consider it. In the natural, my current reality is that our income has been slashed in half. Add to that the word of the Lord to our hearts to move to a more costly part of the country, and nothing makes sense. Not only are we in a more costly region, we are in a high-poverty area of that region.
Jobs are scarce and factories are closing. People are frightened.
As I consider the natural from this light, it would be easy for me to become frightened also.
But, there is one aspect of our reality that sometimes gets overlooked as we reach for the panic button: “we are not consumed.”
Why? Because of the Lord’s mercies; because His compassions fail not.
Not only do His compassions not fail, they are new every morning.
That is a different reality, one that I would do well to make my constant view.
But when I look at my situation, it is easy to forget–ie, be unaware of the fact–that I made it through the night. I’m still here! I am not consumed. The world has not beat me. I’m ready to go again.
What is my portion? Is it a paycheck upon which I cannot depend?
The LORD is my portion!
He is good to me because I wait for Him. I seek Him; to know Him; to be more like Him.
Are you quietly waiting? Or, are your complaints, whinings, and fears screaming too loudly to hear His voice say: It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord.(v. 26)
Yes, it is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord.