“The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. –Lamentations 3:24-26
Jesus says in Luke, “out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.” The heart appears to be the same thing as the human soul. It is the voice which lives on the inside but has no material substance. It is the quiet voice which reasons, longs, hopes, and then pushes at the doors of the lips to make known it’s desires and wishes to the world around us. Our soul can either echo truth or lies in the halls of our body.
Since our soul is not the source of truth, it is imperative that it hears the truth, reads the truth, or see’s the truth. It’s job then is to proclaim the truth in the sanctuary of our body so that we will be changed and then walk in the truth.
Jeremiah possibly had the scroll of Psalms before him while he wrote his Lamentation. Maybe he even was reading Asaph in Psalm 73:26 which reads: “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
Our job is to immerse ourselves in the truth of God’s word. We then read a verse like Lamentations 3:24 and learn that God is my portion. We take this truth and let our soul echo it in the halls of our mind so that we might, like Jeremiah, have hope.