Hope in God
hey there and welcome to today's encouragement from our daily bread our reading titled hope and God was written by kimya Lauder
 as the holiday season approached package shipments were delayed due to an unprecedented influx of online orders I can remember a time when my family prefer to Simply go to the store and purchase items because we knew we had very little control over the speed of mail delivery however when my mother signed up for an account that included expedited shipping this expectation changed now with a 2-day guarantee delivery we are accustomed to receiving things quickly and we become frustrated by delays we live in a world accustomed to instant gratification and waiting can be difficult but in the spiritual realm patience is still rewarded when the book of Lamentations was written the Israelites were mourning the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonian Army and they faced a series of challenges however in the midst of chaos the writer boldly a firm that because he was confident that God would meet his needs he
 I would wait on him God knows we're inclined to become anxious when answers to our prayers are delayed scripture encourages Us by reminding us to wait on God we don't have to be consumed or worried because his compassion never fail instead with God's help we can be still and wait patiently for him maybe wait don't God trusting in his love and faithfulness even as we wrestle with longings and unanswered prayers
 today's our daily bread devotional scripture reading is from Lamentations chapter 3 verses 22 through 26
 because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed for his compassion never fail they are new every morning great is your faithfulness I say to myself the Lord is my portion therefore I will wait for him the Lord is good to those whose hope is in him to the one who seeks him is good to wait quietly for the Salvation of the Lord
let's pray
 Heavenly Father sometimes it can be difficult to wait on you please give us the strength to continue hoping and you thank you Lord It's in Jesus name we pray amen
 thanks for listening today my name is Tony Collier and today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread Ministries