A Beautiful Reminder

… Especially if you are or have recently been in a season of loss.

I normally just pay attention to verses 21-24, but something about verse 20 makes me smile.  I’ve gone through loss.  You’ve gone through loss.  All of us go through seasons of loss, and they are awful times.  We grieve over our losses… and we aren’t able to forget them.  Yet… we still have Hope.  The Lord and His Faithful love outlast everything!

If you are, or have recently been in a season of loss, may the Lord encourage you as you remember these beautiful truths~


I will never forget this awful time,
    as I grieve over my loss.
21 Yet I still dare to hope
    when I remember this:

22 The faithful love of the Lord never ends!
    His mercies never cease.
23 Great is his faithfulness;
    his mercies begin afresh each morning.
24 I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance;
    therefore, I will hope in him!”

Lamentations 3:20-24, NLT

Much love to each of you~ And a special happy birthday to my precious mother!  I’m so thankful for her life and love and friendship.  We grieve the loss of my dad, who would have turned 74 this month,  yet we have Hope.  Praise the Lord!

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  1. Thank you, Jennifer, for this wonderful reminder. Although we all suffer loss, we can have hope in His love and faithfulness!