“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 ESV
In hymns and even more contemporary worship songs, the lyrics have contained the thought that “Jesus is my portion”. I’ve struggled to comprehend this, my desire is all of Him and not just a part. I’ve therefore concluded that my reasoning is at fault and there must be a different definition of portion.
In the early hours of this morning, my sleep was disturbed, I think that subconsciously the events of yesterday and struggling to cope with ministering to a people group that society shuns was playing on my mind. As I was lying awake, I remembered “the Lord is my portion”.
Portion can mean lot, or inheritance, reflecting on this renews my hope. I have inherited eternal life, I have received a promise that goes beyond the shores of this life. Jesus has gone on ahead of me and prepared a place for me. My salvation is secure,
My portion also has many benefits this side of eternity, I have received every spiritual blessing, I have a companion that has promised never to leave or forsake me. Furthermore “His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence,” 2 Peter 1:3
Thinking this through I realise that my portion is all that I need, in Him I have everything that I need.