Jeremiah has been lamenting the tragedies of the conquering hordes of Babylon, the captivity of Judah, the fall of Jerusalem – including the temple and the wall of the City; the famine of the people which led to unspeakable acts in order for some to eat. Yet, in the midst of his grief, and sorrow the prophet does find compassion from the LORD as he writes…
Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not.
They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.
“The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!” Lamentations 3:22-24 (NKJV)
The faith of Jeremiah is shining brightly. It is in the darkest of times that the faintest light shines the brightest; and Jeremiah was that bright light, now, that had once been dim due to the ease and comforts of the time before.
When everything is going well it is easy to say you believe in the compassion, grace and love of God; but when the trials of fire, flood, financial ruin, health ruin, storms, etc. come then is when true faith works.
It is because of the LORD’s mercy that we are not consumed; destroyed. It is because of His compassions that we can be saved, and those compassions never fail. We can trust that GOD will always be faithful – “Great is Your faithfulness” O LORD. He is our portion, our inheritance, our very being. I, along with Jeremiah and many others, can say, “Therefore I hope in Him”.
Call on Him today through the cross of Jesus Christ, His burial, and resurrection. He will hear you through His great mercy, and by His grace He saves you.