Because of the Lord’s great love, we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. Lamentations 3: 22-23
This verse always brings much needed hope for the new day. And today is no different as I read this verse in another devotional. Except that today, the Holy Spirit highlighted the pronouns for me. I’m quick to notice the words love and compassion and faithfulness, and thankfully so, but today it was the pronouns his and your that caught my heart.
The Lord’s great love is the reason I am not consumed; not my self protective love, or my husband’s love for me, or even my grandkids’ love for me (gulp). Only His love, great love, keeps me from getting swallowed up by today’s to do list, cares and concerns. I am not consumed, absorbed, depleted, washed up and worn out, because of the Lord’s great love.
His compassion never fails. My own compassion will and certainly my friend’s may, but not God’s. His tender love and mercy will always be mine in Christ. I don’t have to question or wonder about it. And it is endless. We cannot use it all up. Impossible.
Your faithfulness is great Lord. Again, not my own faithfulness or even the trusted faithfulness of a very dear friend, as blessed as I am to experience that. My expectation is met by His fidelity and steadfastness. He truly is the only One who is the essence of that word, faithfulness. He cannot deny Himself. He is and ever will be faithful.
We can meet the day, embrace it, because of His great love, compassion, and faithfulness.