Lamentations 3:21

21 This will I lay up in my heart, therefore I will endure.

Lamentations 3:21 Meaning and Commentary

Lamentations 3:21

This I recall to my mind
Not affliction and misery, but the Lord's remembrance of his people; what he had been used to do, and would do again; and particularly what follows, the abundant mercy of God, and his great faithfulness; these things the prophet fetched back to his mind; and revolved them in his heart; says he, and therefore have I hope;
this revived his hope, which he was ready to say was perished from the Lord, and there was no foundation for it; but now he saw there was, and therefore took heart, and encouraged himself in the grace and mercy of God.

Lamentations 3:21 In-Context

19 ZAIN. I remembered by reason of my poverty, and because of persecution my bitterness and gall shall be remembered;
20 and my soul shall meditate with me.
21 This will I lay up in my heart, therefore I will endure.
22 HETH. the mercies of the Lord, that he has not failed me, because his compassions are not exhausted. Pity , O Lord, early month: for we are not brought to an end, because his compassions are not exhausted.
23 new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.