Monday, June 11, 2018

God’s Compassion

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.


  1. Cecelia, thank you so much for this blog post. I love it because you also practical (visible) by using an example: a digistive accident.
    Sunday, our pastor preached from these verses from Jeremiah lamentations. Is it not encouraging that he sing gings from the depths: about God's 'character traits'. I do not know exactly what word it is in English but we understand each other. Let us sing in the painful period of our lives about His eternal love and His faithfulness.

    Ja, God manifests His love for us in innumerable ways!

    1. Aritha: Thank you for the beautiful thoughts. Yes, let us look to the LORD during the painful, difficult, and, unsavory times we experience.

  2. Oh yes, God does manifest His love for us in innumerable ways...we can't begin to count them all. I am sorry you had an upset after your vacation. Praying you are feeling much better now...and pray that God will continue to help you keep this under control. I know He will. I hope your trip was good in other ways. Yes, He is full of mercy, and we are so blessed.

    1. Pam: Thank you for your heartfelt thoughts. I am awaiting to receive an appointment to see exactly what I need to do to keep these issues away.

  3. Replies
    1. Marja: Thank you for your friendship. God has been good to hubby and me and our son. Bless you and your husband as you take God's word to others. Peace be with you.


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