God has compassion according to the multitude of his mercies

The Book of Lamentations is a poem that shows the affliction that God’s people were going through. But that God who had allowed the pain, is also the same God who would give the exit and the necessary healing.┬áThe Bible teaches us:

31 For the Lord will not cast off for ever:

32 But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies.

33 For he doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.

Lamentations 3:31-33 (KJV)

God’s people would not be mourning or suffering forever. It is like when the people of Israel were in Egypt or in the desert, that pain would not be forever, but the same God who allowed the storm would also bring calm. And it is important to understand that God allows different adversities in our lives to make us mature and bring out the best in us.

These verses are also a demonstration of an attribute that only God possesses: “mercy”. The Bible tells us many times about how great God’s mercy is, from Genesis to Revelation.

Oh dear brother, the Lord is merciful to us, He is mighty to save us and turn our lament into dance.

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