Lamentations 3:46-47 All our enemies have opened their mouths against us; terror and the pit have been our lot, desolation and destruction.
“My child,what sorrow and woe I see before me! Heaven weeps. The innocent are mercilessly slaughtered, my people are reviled and mocked. Above all, my own creatures have exalted themselves, to put themselves in my place. Do you think I will be patient forever? I tell you the patience of God has reached its end, and now the world will see whose power is greater.”
Lord, who can stand to contemplate your wrath, let alone endure it? Have mercy, please!
“My beloved one draw near. All those who come to me will find a place of safety; I turn no one away. My child, do not fear, but pray!”
Lord Jesus, you are merciful and just. May your justice be tempered, for the glory of your name and salvation of the sinners you died to save. Amen.