Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this: The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning. ~Lamentations 3:21-23 NLT
This is a new week – a new week to see God at work in your life and mine. And I am very thankful you have joined us for our weekly Freedom Fighter blogs.
I love these three verses from Lamentations. Go back and read them slowly. Are you feeling hopeless? Overwhelmed? Unloved? Then these three verses should be a breath of fresh air to your soul.
Dr. Paul David Tripp writes: “Could there be a greater consolation known to man than these six hope-giving words: HIS MERCIES ARE NEW EVERY MORNING!”
So here you go … can you remember the day you trusted Christ as your Savior? Fix that date and year in your mind.
I was saved 59 years ago. If I were to count the days – that’s 21,535 days. So think about it – it says “mercies.” But if I were to get just one a day – wow!
Dr. Paul David Tripp writes about this mercy in his daily devotional, NEW MORNING MERCIES …
Mercy is the theme of God’s story. Mercy is the thread that runs through all of Scripture. Mercy is the reason for Jesus’s coming. Mercy is what your desperate heart needs. Mercy is the healer your relationships need. Mercy is what gives you comfort in weakness and hope in times of trial. Mercy can do what the law is powerless to do. Mercy not only meets you in your struggle, but guarantees that someday your struggle will end. Mercy is what this sin-broken world groans for. Mercy triumphs where justice can’t. If God offered us only justice, no one would run to him. It is the knowledge of his mercy that makes us honestly face ourselves and gladly run to him. And it is mercy that we will sing about and celebrate a million years into eternity.
I love the words of Lamentations 3: 22– 23: “The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Let these amazing words sink in. If you are God’s child, they describe your identity and your hope. They give you reason to get up in the morning and to continue. They enable you to face and admit how messed up you really are. They allow you to extend mercy to the failing people around you. And they allow you to be comforted by God’s presence rather than be terrified at the thought that he is near.
Not only does God lavish on you love that will never cease and grace that will never end, and not only is he great in faithfulness, but the mercy he extends to you and to me is renewed each new morning. It is not tired, stale, irrelevant, worn out, ill-fitting, yesterday mercy. No, God’s mercy is new morning mercy. It is form-fitted for the needs of your day. It is sculpted to the shape of the weaknesses, circumstances, and struggles of each and every one of his children.
Yes, we all get the same mercy, but it doesn’t come to all of us in the same size and shape. God knows who you are, where you are, and what you’re facing, and in the majestic combination of divine knowledge, power, and compassion, he meets you with just the right mercies for the moment. Stop allowing yourself to assess your life in a way that is devoid of new morning mercies. Any scan of your life that doesn’t include those mercies is tragically lacking in truth.
Tripp, Paul David (2014-10-31). New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional (Kindle Locations 5392-5408). Crossway. Kindle Edition
Well my brother, if that doesn’t get your heart pumping and rejoicing this morning – then you need to check your pulse!!!
I am thankful for His mercies that are new EVERY morning. And I am thankful you have joined me on this journey. God bless you.
Written by Dr. Bill Welte is President/CEO of America’s Keswick: He has been married to his child sweetheart for 40+ years, and has three married kids, one that is engaged, and 10 amazing grand kids. He loves music and is an avid reader.
Daily Quote: “For you mercy is so plentiful!” David – Psalm 69:16
This Week’s Verse to Memorize:
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. ~Romans 8:18