ז Zayin

Remember my affliction and my homelessness,
the wormwood and the poison.
I continually remember them
and have become depressed.
Yet I call this to mind,
and therefore I have hope:

ח Cheth

Because of the Lord’s faithful love
we do not perish,
for his mercies never end.
They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness!
I say, “The Lord is my portion,
therefore I will put my hope in him.
-Lamentations 3:19-24

I have a couple of flower bushes, by the back door, that had a beautiful bouquet of flowers, when I planted them back in February.  Even though I've fed and watered them, I noticed this past week, that there were no flowers.

But this morning, a fresh new yellow flower caught my eye, and then I noticed several purple ones.  Yellow is the color of hope.  Purple is the color of royalty.

You might know the song, "The Steadfast Love of The Lord", which is taken from Lamentations 3.

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases
His mercies they never come to an end
They are new every morning
New every morning
Great is thy faithfulness oh Lord
Great is thy faithfulness.