Lamentations 3:22-23 "Great is His faithfulness." on this week's Word of Grace Devotion with Pastor Joe Marquez.
The Word of Grace Devotion for the Week of October 30, 2017
Great Is His Faithfulness!
Lamentations 3:22-23, “The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end;23they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
Beloved, this week we focus on a beautiful portion of Scripture found in the Book of Lamentations. Lamentations is a book of lament or mourning, though in this Book we also find hope because of the Lord’s faithfulness!
His faithfulness begins with His steadfast (hesed) love. This love is described as steadfast, which is loyal, faithful, committed and dependable. The true character of God’s love for us is that His love never ceases. God ALWAYS loves!
In addition to His unending love is His unending mercy. Time and time again we need the great mercy of God. Mercy is compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone whom it is within one’s power to punish or harm. It is God’s unending mercy that allows us to come into His presence day after day receiving His forgiveness for our sinfulness. Great is His mercy!
In addition, if it seems that we have used up God’s mercy, we find out that His mercies are new every morning and never come to an end. Every morning God has a new supply of mercy for His loves ones! Beloved, there will always be enough mercy for you and me!
Finally, because of God’s great love and mercy, his faithfulness is great. God’s faithfulness implies unswerving adherence to us. In other words, we may fall short but God never will. He will always be faithful to offer us His great love and mercy! Our God is rock solid!
Beloved, I pray that you will have a blessed week! I love you and I will be praying for you! If you need a does of God’s love, mercy and faithfulness, remember that they are new every morning!