Great Is Thy Faithfulness
Daily Devotional for September 1st 2016
It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23
Jeremiah lived in a very rought time in Israel. He witnessed his nation turn from God and in doing so, forsook their own protection. The Lord has always been willing to be our all in all, He only asks us to forsake our sin and receive Him.
Many people today are persuaded that they’ve gone too far and that God will not hear them if they cry out in their time of need. Although we realize that God assks us to forsake our sin, we also realize that He is so rich in mercy.
During the time of his writing this lamentation, Jeremiah had witnessed his people carried away captive and lose their own land. However he saw a loving and merciful God who was still willing to forgive sin and cleanse iniquity. The only thing preventing it was they would not come to Him.
In the midst of seeming judgment, God’s mercy endures. You may have failed God and wonder if mercy will meet you when you come weeping before Him. God’s love wil reach out to you. If you’ve stayed from the Shepherd, He longs to receive you back into the fold. He will forgive. If you will come with a broken and contrite spirit, He will in no wise cast you out.