The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22-23 (ESV)
The people of Judah had been exiled to Babylon. The entire book of Lamentations has been described as a collection of funeral dirges. Most people believe that the prophet Jeremiah wrote it.
Our focus passage speaks to me of God’s kindness toward us. His love is steadfast, always the same, never wavering or ceasing. His mercies (kindnesses) never stop. In fact, each day brings new mercies from God.
God manifests His love for us in innumerable ways. He gives us each day. He provides us with our food. He graces our lives with His presence. When we pray we are to give
The Lord waits for us to come to Him. Once we ask Him into our hearts, His door is always open, waiting for us, His children. He always listens to our concerns and needs. He pours out His love to us every time we ask.
As we returned home from a recent trip. I had a digestive accident. After I got the situation taken care of, I sat silently and prayed about my need. God listened and told me what I needed to do to discover what had caused the issue to come back into my life. He answered my prayer before we arrived home. He is so good to answer if we will just be patient and quiet and listen. He is merciful to me and to all of you.