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God’s mercies are new every morning

The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!” The Lord is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him. Lamentations 3:22-25

From the text, we read of an example of how Jeremiah’s trials had produced character. Among the many things he learned from his sufferings were important truths about the nature of God. He had learned to praise God for his love, his mercy, and his covenant faithfulness. It is perhaps significant that the word “mercies” (v. 22) is plural. With each new day, the weeping prophet had fresh experiences of divine mercy. Even to wake up in the morning was to be reminded of God’s constant care. The God who had promised to care for Jeremiah was not a distant God. He is not a mere concept of the human mind. The prophet addressed him personally and directly: “Great is your faithfulness” (v. 23). As he remembered God’s attributes, he was drawn back into a loving fellowship and intimate communion with his faithful God. He did not merely list God’s attributes. He praised God for who He is. His belief and understanding about God became the reasons that motivated him to offer his worship. Jeremiah was able to learn from his sufferings because he endured them patiently. His testimony is a reminder of the blessings that come through waiting on God. The Lord’s glory does not diminish in the mind of a person who trusts and depends on Him. This is why it is always good to simply silently wait before our faithful God. Read a passage of Scripture and let it speak. Say nothing and just sit silently. Let Him talk to you through His word. Feel again the freshness and relief of His presence. God will give you a fresh start if you'll stop resisting instead submit to Him and accept His mercies that are new each morning.


Noel De Guzman

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