I’ve never been a morning person. I used to be a night owl, but I’m not that anymore either. I’m basically just good for a few hours in the middle of the day. 🙂 But since the middle of the day isn’t really enough, I’m working on being a morning person. Sometimes the early mornings feel quiet, peaceful, and filled with the promise of a great day. Sometimes the early mornings feel heavy with the burdens of the day’s challenges or the trials loved ones are enduring.
Lately I’ve been reading Lamentations 3:21-24 each morning. These verses help me shift my perspective from overwhelm and discouragement to confidence and hope. Last week we looked at Lamentations 3:21-22, and today we’ll focus on the next verse. (I’ve included last week’s verses here for context.)
“But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: 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 3:21-23)
When I feel overwhelmed by what my day holds, it comforts me to know that in every moment, God’s steadfast love, mercy, and faithfulness are being poured out on me. He sees me. He knows me. He’s in control. And His character is true every. single. day.
I mentally run through the burdens on my mind and ask, “Is God faithful in this?” The answer is always yes.
Way too many tasks on my to-do list. God is faithful.
Parenting struggles. God is faithful.
Pandemic life hassles. God is faithful.
Challenging relationships. God is faithful.
Financial concerns. God is faithful.
Loved ones battling health problems. God is faithful.
A chaotic and frightening world. God is faithful.
What’s weighing on you today, friend? Whatever you’re facing, God is faithful. Every promise in His Word is true. His mercies are new this morning, and they’ll be new again tomorrow morning and all the days after that. His steadfast love for us is sufficient to carry us through any hardship. Our burdens may feel heavy, but His great faithfulness exceeds them all.
No matter what you face this week, God is faithful in every moment of every day.Share