It is not comparable to anything on earth.
Nothing, and I mean nothing, is as powerful, steadfast, constant, and strong.
Lamentation 3:22 tells us that because of this great love of God's, we don't have to be consumed by anything.
What consumes you?
- Worry & anxiety?
- The compulsion to eat?
- Anger & resentment?
- The need to control?
- Addiction? To cigarettes, sex, shopping, alcohol, food, porn?
- Your past?
- Your need to gossip?
We don't like feeling consumed by fleshly things. God made us to crave freedom and to not be totally satisfied without it. Our flesh wars against freedom, but our Spirit rages right back, not letting us rest until we raise the victory flag.
This portion in Lamentations is so hopeful! It assures us of one thing....we are NOT consumed because of God's great love. Not just his love, but His GREAT love.
The Word says His compassions are new every morning. That means yesterday doesn't matter. Today is a new day. A fresh start.
God does not change. His love for us never waivers. He is not supportive of us one day and then "done" with us the next. He wants us free and He will persevere until we lay down what consumes us, and we taste the sweetness of freedom.
But guess what? We have a part to play! God wants us to participate in our freedom. His power is what sets us free, but it's the act of our will to say to ourself, "The Lord is my portion, therefore I will wait for Him."
Every time we feel consumed, we must act. Our action connects with God's power and we taste freedom. The enemy will fight us becoming free because he likes us bound up and controlled by our flesh. But we will defeat satan every time we choose to say to ourself "God is my portion!"
This declaration pushes darkness away and invites the Light of this world to consume us and that is the ONE THING I want to be consumed with!