Monday, November 10, 2014

New Mercies

While Jeremiah is recounting Israel's affliction and feeling that the Lord has forsaken them, he says this:

"This I recall to my mind,
Therefore I have hope.
22 The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease,
For His compassions never fail.
23 They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.
24 “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
“Therefore I have hope in Him.”
25 The Lord is good to those who wait for Him,
To the person who seeks Him.
26 It is good that he waits silently
For the salvation of the Lord."

-Lamentations 3:21-26 (NASB)

No matter what we are going through, no matter how far away God seems or how crazy His plans seem, the Lord is good to those who wait for Him. How amazing and comforting is that? This semester, I have found comfort in the fact that the Lord's love constantly surrounds me and that His mercies are new every day, no matter what yesterday looked like.

In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart, for the Lord has overcome the world. -John 16:33