Lamentations 3:22-23: “Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning. Great is your faithfulness.”
My favorite hymn is “Great is Thy Faithfulness”, written by Thomas Chisholm and William Runyan in 1923. The verse which inspires me the most is the second one: “Summer and winter and springtime and harvest, sun, moon and stars in their courses above, join with all nature in manifold witness, to thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.”
The prophet Jeremiah, who warned Israel of the impending judgment of God, witnessed the fall of Jerusalem and the exile of God’s people to Babylon. In spite of the captivity of the Jews, the prophet saw the hand of God at work. In spite of horrible conditions and a loss of hope, Jeremiah recognized the mercy, love and faithfulness of the LORD. He acknowledged that God was still in control.
Living for God does not mean that life will be easy. I personally have suffered heartache, disappointment and tragedy. Through it all, the changes of the seasons and the passing of time, I have seen the hand of my God at work. In spite of troubles and hardships, God is faithful. In truth, His faithfulness is great. As you consider your own life, you might consider that through His daily mercies and compassions, God has revealed Himself new every morning. In gratitude to Him, you may find yourself crying out in praise: “Great is your faithfulness!”
Dear Lord, this is my prayer of praise to you: “Great is thy faithfulness! Great is thy faithfulness! Morning by morning, new mercies I see; all I have needed thy hand have provided, great is thy faithfulness, Lord unto me.” Amen.