A New Batch of Mercy

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Lamentations 3:22-23 (NLT)
22The faithful love of the Lord never ends!
His mercies never cease.

23Great is his faithfulness;
his mercies begin afresh each morning.

Reflect

  Great really is Thy faithfulness. It’s not just a really good song. It’s not just a really good idea. It’s not just a really good verse. It’s really true!

  I can think of more than a few instances of my own unfaithfulness. But I can think of many more examples of God’s faithfulness towards me. Of course, the Bible gives us examples of His faithfulness throughout the entire book, but there’s nothing like knowing personally of His faithfulness to you.

  How many times did He forgive the Israelites? How many times do we put a palm to our heads in disbelief of their wayward faith or lack thereof? And yet, if I need an example of God’s faithfulness, I need look no further than the pages in my own life story. God is so faithful. He’s faithful even when I’m not. In fact, He’s especially faithful when I’m not, because it would have to be indescribable love (and patience) that could make that possible.

Respond

  There’s a reason God’s mercies are new every day. Because every day, I need His mercy. While I am growing and maturing, every day, I seem to manage to cook myself up into such a mess, that I need a new batch of mercy. And I am so grateful that He is so faithful to give it, every day. Where do you see His mercy in your life?

The author is a youth worker and author from Hartwell, Georgia.

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