Lam 3:24 The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.”
The motive for following Christ is often tested in times of needs. We are faced by reality to re-examine the purpose of our commitment. Jeremiah here seems to have written Lamentations after they as captives were carried into captivity. In difficult times, Jeremiah stops to focus on the faithfulness of God and renews his commitment to serve.
We constantly need to remind ourselves that the Giver (our portion) is greater than His gifts. God is first known by means of His actions, and then He is recognised as Himself the portion/inheritance of His people. To possess Him is for our joy in the present and inspiring hope for the future. The Lord is the portion of His people in life and in death, all He is and has is ours; we are heirs of Him and shall enjoy Him for ever. To have God for our portion is the one only foundation of hope, “For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.”(1Cor 3:11).
The Lord is for our joy when we are for His glory. “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him” (John Piper). He is sufficient, He is more than enough.