“Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.” (Lamentations 3:22, 23)
The last few months have been some of the roughest I can remember. There has been one thing after another to deal with physically. Then you add in family and financial needs. When you put it all together it is almost overwhelming, it is easy to begin to feel consumed.
But I can testify that the verse above is so true, the Lord’s compassions never fail me. When I wake of a morning and wonder how I am going to face another day the Lord is right there to give me the strength I need, the ability to face another day and to be productive. God is faithful.
I have to choose what my attitude for the day is going to be. I have to decide if I am going to allow my circumstances to consume me or am I going to allow the comand I have to admit that some days my attitude isn’t the best. Some days I wake as tired as I was the night before when I went to bed and I think I can’t do this another day, but God is faithful. As I whisper His name, He gives me the strength to get up and face another day.
Those days that sometimes start out the hardest often tend to be one of the days that can be the most productive. Maybe not productive in that I cleaned the house, cooked an amazing dinner, or ran some errands. But productive in that I was able to spend some time on the phone listening to someone that is hurting, share how God has blessed me and how He always gets me through the day. Or maybe even just those small things were more than I was able to do and I spent most of the day in bed, but I was able to spend time in prayer or just resting in the arms of God.
This isn’t easy for me and I am not sure why. But I have a hard admitting that I need a “me” day or even two. The doctor told me the other day I really needed to slow down and take it easy. I am working on it but it is so hard to admit that I just can’t do the things I think I need to do.
I wonder how things are going to get done or who will do whatever it is. That is when I need to rely on the promise above “great is thy faithfulness” that means God will take care of everything, even the things that I think only I can do. Some lessons are hard to learn but I am working on it and I thank God that his compassion never leaves that it is new every morning.
The chorus of an old song has become a favorite and one I sing quite often.
“Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning, new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided—
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!
Prayer: Thank You, Lord, that You are always there and that You provide for us in ways that we cannot even imagine. Your grace, faithfulness and mercies are new and available to each morning and whenever we need to call out to You throughout the day. Help us face the day with a positive attitude, knowing that even though we may suffering You are here with us and will provide the strength we need for whatever we are going through. Amen.
About the author:
Linda Aufrance lives in Phoenix with her husband of 38 years. She has 2 grown children and3 beautiful grandchildren. Linda lives with multiple illnesses including MS, Lupus and Diabetes. Her desire is to live in such a way that others will see the faithfulness of God in her life and know that He is there for them as well.
What are some ways that you see the compassion and faithfulness of God at work in your life?
This video is of the song “He Who Began a Good Work in You” with Steve Green. This is the song I hear in my head when I am at those moments when I feel most lost. I hope it is a blessing to you and that you take the words to heart. -Lisa