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His Compassions Never Fail

January 17, 2020

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His Compassions Never Fail

It seems our faith  is always being tested.      We can get really discouraged  facing a number  of personal problems — all at the same time — and seemingly unending.      Things never seem  to get better.      And yet,  surprise!      In the midst  of all these troubles,  God does not  want us  to lose hope  or faith.      Rather,  He wants us  to endure  through it all,  and actually be strengthened  in the true faith.

That is exactly  what the prophet Jeremiah  had to go through.      He had to  preach to the Israelites,  who wouldn’t listen — and when they did,  they mocked  and persecuted him.      They killed many  of his fellow prophets.      Things were not  looking good.      There were times  when Jeremiah  was sorely tempted  to give up,  but he knew  God is always faithful,  loving,  and almighty.      So,  he wrote in Lamentations 3:21-23,

This  I recall  to my mind,
Therefore  I have  hope.
The LORD’s  lovingkindnesses  indeed  never cease,
For His compassions  never fail.
They are  new every morning;
Great  is Thy faithfulness.

God is holy  and He cannot lie.      He has promised  to faithfully  be with us  in our troubles — and He will.      He will be with us  with compassions  that never fail — but,  are we with Him?      Do we turn away  from God’s compassions,  and yet complain,  like the Israelites did?      How sad  the LORD Almighty is  when we don’t want  to grow  in His grace — learning the lessons  of endurance,  faith,  hope,  and love.

We need to recognize  all that God does  for us  each and every day  because  His compassions never fail.      God’s  faithfulness  to us  is much greater  than we can ever imagine.      We cannot  even begin  to comprehend  all that He is doing  for us  at this time — but,  we will see it  when we get to heaven,  and then  we will glorify God  with our whole hearts.      So much  of God’s wisdom  and love  in our daily lives  will come to light  in eternity.

All of  these sorts of things  are a part  of the reason why  Paul says  in Ephesians 4:30,

And do not grieve  the Holy Spirit  of God,  by whom  you were sealed  for the day  of redemption.

We need to recognize  our Lord’s faithfulness  and compassion  in our daily lives,  and always  readily give Him  the thanks and praise  He so richly deserves.      God does not deserve  any sort  of rebellion  against His eternal love  in Christ Jesus.      Why should we  reject His love  and mercy  by complaining?      His love and mercy  are the richest gifts  anyone can ever have  on this earth.

We know  how deeply grieved  we are  when someone does us  wrong — in spite of  all we have done  to lovingly care  for them.      But,  grieving our Maker and Redeemer  is a much greater offense,  because He  is holy  and His love  moved Him  to give His only begotten Son,  that we might have  life.      We don’t deserve  the love  we are given  every day — so,  let us thankfully remember  that  His compassions never fail”  and that His  faithfulness  is greater  than we can ever imagine.

Truly trusting  in God’s mercies,  we say,  “Hallelujah!      Lord,  open our eyes  and hearts  to the wonders  of Your faithfulness  and compassions.      Thank You.”

Love,
Margaret

 

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

Pray for our country.

 

This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

 

The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30

 

Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

 

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4

 

Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13

 

Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1

 

Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3

 

Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12

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