There is a wonderful hymn called “Great is Thy Faithfulness” which is a beautiful song to sing, to hear and to use to worship our God who is indeed great in His faithfulness. That song has been on my mind this week. It is based on a verse that comes from Lamentations chapter 3. In that passage Jeremiah the prophet is considering the difficult times he and the people of God are facing. He is tired, his spirit is downcast and he is feeling that an overwhelming task has been placed in front of him. Jeremiah is strengthened as he reflects on the nature of the God he serves. He says in Lamentations 3:21
Lam 3:21 This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. 22 It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. 23 They are new every morning: great is Thy faithfulness.
Jeremiah knows that the Lord is faithful. Jeremiah knows that God’s mercy and compassion will not fail. He knows that God will meet all of his needs. He understands that every morning begins a brand new day which gives him yet another opportunity to enjoy the fellowship and the love of God – no matter what circumstances he faces. Jeremiah’s reflections on God are right and true. They are the kind that people write songs about.
“Morning by morning new mercies I see. All I have needed Thy hand hath provided; great is Thy Faithfulness Lord unto me.”