Take a moment to open this time in prayer. Ask God to bless you as you read and reflect on the text. Read Lamentations 3: 22 - 23
The book of Lamentations is a book about laments and so one does not expect to find a lot of hope in the book. However, this text is all about hope and a great reminder of the nature of God. The scripture promises us that the Lord has great love for us and that he is compassionate. These are wonderful promises to hear every day but especially in the midst of struggle. We are also assured that these attributes or promises of God are new or fresh every morning. What a great feeling to know that every day when we wake up that God’s love, compassion, and faithfulness are awaiting us again. It is also assuring to know that God’s love, compassion and faithfulness do not run out or are used up no matter how much we needed them the day before. Truly, God’s faithfulness is great!
Please use the following questions for more reflection.
Have you ever felt consumed by something in the past or now? How did God’s love uphold you at that time? Did you feel his love at that time? If not, how do you feel about this verse?
What does it mean to you that God’s love, compassion and faithfulness are new every morning?
Find the words to the great hymn, Great is Thy Faithfulness, and read them and reflect on them. How has God been faithful to you in the past?
Closing - Use the prayer below to end the devotion or close in prayer in your own words.
Gracious Heavenly Father, great is your faithfulness. I thank you that your love and compassion are always near and never run out. Each and every day I need your love and compassion to help me follow you and get me through the day. Help me to also show love and compassion to those around me.