19 I remember my affliction and my wandering,  the bitterness and the gall. 20 I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me. 21 Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope:

 22 Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.

23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. 24 I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.”

Lamentations 3:19-24


In church last week, one friend shared that daylillies remind her of the Lord and His compassion. She told us that one bloom lasts one day. But the next day there is another bloom ready to delight us with beauty. The Lord's compassion is like that - sufficient for each day, but lasts for one day at a time. And there is always a supply ready for the next day and its needs.

Here is a photo of the daylillies in my back yard. Look for the buds that are getting ready to be my flowers of compassion for tomorrow. There are abundant lillies, like His compassion for you and me.

So, in grief, you can rely on the Lord's compassion for this day, and a new supply of His compassion for the next. Because you will surely need more compassion tomorrow.