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.” Lamentations 3:22-24
When I read Lamentations, I cannot help but feel the weight that the author bore. I, too have felt the burdens of life and that there was no way up from the cares and frustrations that are part of being alive on this earthly plain. It is even more uplifting then to read these verses when in spite of physical suffering, painful injury and imprisonment, Judah can say that the Lord has delivered him from the bitterness of his life. He knows that God’s love for him is never ending and new every morning. With that love comes HOPE and the ability to rise up from his bed and tackle the day even when he knows that he will be the brunt of many hardships.
God’s love never ceases, it is NEW every morning and keeps pouring down when I am so undeserving. There is no end to His compassion. The world may seem to be crumbling around me but the Lord is by my side, shielding me from the danger and making me courageous when I feel like crawling back under the covers. Seeking Him is the key, Trusting Him is my only chance, Knowing that He is with me even in the darkness and the storm is my portion and cup. He can help me whether any storm. It is my job to wait on the Lord and allow Him to work to whittle down these overwhelming odds. When the mountain of grief seems so high that I cannot see over it, I have to trust that God will lift me to higher ground and give me the ability to deal with every issue or remove it.
Lord thank You for making all things new each day. When I turn loose of yesterday’s problems and face this day with You… I know Your grace is sufficient. Help me to trust in Your promise and Hope for the strength to overcome every obstacle. You are making me NEW!