Friday, October 30, 2015
mercy in the middle
The book of Lamentations is exactly what you would expect from the name. It is the cry of a heart in pain. And many of you reading this today are probably experiencing pain of some kind. Our bodies hurt, our hearts heart, our feelings get stomped on, we find ourselves in places that aren't happy. And we cry out.
As we've seen in many of these blog posts, God hears our cries. And right here in the middle of Lamentations, we hear a voice of powerful hope. The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases. His mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning. Great is His faithfulness. Therefore I will hope in Him.
We can put our hope in Him. His mercy and grace are new for us each day. He forgives our shortcomings, He mends our broken hearts and bodies, and He heals our minds. He is a stream of refreshing water that never runs out. He is always there for us when we need Him. Always.
The simple fact that He will always be there for us is a comfort on a deep spiritual level beneath our consciousness. Knowing that He will never NOT be there satisfies our deepest longing to be known and loved.
Thank You, God, for being there for us, new every morning.