October 29, 2019

Today’s Promise

Great is Your Faithfulness

Lamentations 3:23

The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.


Today’s promise was the basis of one of the greatest hymns of the faith.

Every morning God gives us a new start. Each day represents a new beginning. We can start anew in our walk with God and in receiving His love and grace.

This promise comes during a difficult time in the life of Jeremiah and the people of God. After a long period of lament, Jeremiah remembers the faithfulness of God.

The word “lovingkindness” used in this promise means God’s commitment love toward us.

I wish I could say my life was one straight trajectory to spiritual maturity.

I wish I could say my walk with God is once constant “Hallelujah!” But like everyone else, I have days when I fail, when I fall, and when I sin.

This verse is a reminder that you can never deplete God’s love and mercy toward you. Every day God’s love for you is renewed and replenished.

No matter who you are or what you have done, you will never deplete the love God has for you. You will not push God so far that He will break his promise to you. His steadfast love and mercy will always be with you.

As I look back at my life, I see a God whose patience and love for me has been without end. Just like Jeremiah, I have to declare, “Great is Thy Faithfulness!”

Many of us know this promise from the hymn, “Great is Thy Faithfulness.”

It was written by a Methodist minister named Thomas Chrisholm almost 100 years ago. 

In a letter written late in his life, he wrote, “I must not fail to record here the unfailing faithfulness of a covenant-keeping God and that He has given me many wonderful displays of His providing care, for which I am filled with astonishing gratefulness.”

All of us could join Thomas in confessing how good and faithful God has been to us.

Great is Thy Faithfulness, Great is Thy Faithfulness.
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided.
Great is thy Faithfulness, Lord unto me.

If you are discouraged today, there is one thought that can overcome despair, “God is faithful.”

Let’s review that promise one more time.

 The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. – Lamentations 3:23

Confess this with me.

I can never deplete the love of God.
His love for me is renewed every morning.
God is faithful, even when I am not.
Thank you, God, for your great faithfulness to me.

In Jesus Name,

Amen

Every morning is a new beginning of God’s faithfulness to you. 

How has God been faithful to you? Share in the comments below.