Lamentations 3: 21-24
This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope. Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!”
God’s compassion and His mercies towards us are ever fresh. He renews his compassions and mercies towards us on a daily basis. The Lord’s mercifulness towards us means that he does not treat us as our sins deserve. He overlooks our faults and treats us from the perspective of his Son, who was the perfect offering for our sins.
We are by nature deserving of God’s wrath, but because of the riches of God’s mercy towards us he made us alive in Christ even when we were spiritually dead in sin. Christ’s death on the cross fully satisfied the righteous requirements of God and we can add nothing to what he did. Our role is to accept what Jesus has done for us in faith and thankfulness.
God invites each morning to come boldly before his throne of grace that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need (Hebrews 4: 16). Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed or either by his wrath or even the challenges that come against us in life. We can therefore praise our God each morning saying like Jeremiah ‘Great is your faithfulness ‘.
- Write down at least two ways in which the Lord has revealed his mercies to you in the past?
- In what ways are you in need of the Lord’s mercies this morning?
Prayer: ‘Lord, I thank you for your mercies that are new towards me this morning. I recognize that your mercies endure forever and your compassions towards me never fail. Open my heart to know and experience the riches of your mercies towards me. May the song in my heart this day be ‘Great is your faithfulness!’