“Through the LORD’S mercies, we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.”
This steadfast promise to God’s people is both familiar and under-utilized. It is regularly quoted, but how much lighter our step would be if the reality of it took a firmer hold in our hearts.
MORE THAN WE CAN IMAGINE
The plurality of the words mercies and compassions communicates that our God’s daily care for you and me is generous indeed. He isn’t miserly in extending mercy, and He doesn’t offer just a single act of compassion. Whether we notice them or not, they go on day after day.
God’s mercy is so great that you may sooner drain the sea of its water,
or deprive the sun of its light, or make space too narrow,
than diminish the great mercy of God.
The prophet Jeremiah was rejected and mistreated by his countrymen. Jeremiah understood what it meant to have difficult days with no end in sight, but out of them came a deeper awareness of the Lord’s provisions.
We, too, will encounter days that we wish were different. Yet, we can rest in this unchanging fact: the sun will set on the events of that day, and when it rises again, God will fill the new one with mercies earmarked purposely for us.
MORNING AND EVENING
The moment your eyes open in the morning, begin to anticipate the mercies God will bring to pass and make it a habit to look for tokens of His kindness throughout the day. It will entirely change your outlook so that when your head hits the pillow at night, your heart will exclaim, “Great is YOUR faithfulness!”
Awaiting His return,
– Pastor Jack