Great is Thy Faithfulness


"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

"Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father,
there is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not.
As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.

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!"

You probably recognize these words from the hymn "Great is Thy Faithfulness" but have never given them much thought. God's new love and compassion is a part of His faithfulness to us.

God's love is extended to us in many ways. The greatest is the gift of Jesus to all of mankind. If this were the only way that God showed His love us, it would be more than enough, and more we deserve!

But God continually shows His love to us. He continues to forgive us even when we act like ungrateful children and forget everything that He has done for us. God patiently waits for us to return to Him like the father in the story of the prodigal son.

Often we fail to recognize what God does for us, but His love and compassion showers upon us each and every day. As the song says, "Morning by morning, new mercies I see. All I have needed Thy hand hath provided. Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me."

Christ, my all in all, into your presence I come seeking a few moments of quietness, closeness, compassion and love. Breathe on me now, that I might know your power to see this day though. Amen.
Oct 17 2017