New Every Morning

This I recall to mind, therefore have I hope.  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 3:21-23

I have quite a few “favorite verses” and “favorite passages”; I think this is one of them.  Hope is a powerful thing, especially if your hope is in the right object.   We have hope because of verses like these.  What a comfort and an encouragement that “his compassions fail not!”  His tender mercies are the source of our hope.

I like the thought that His mercy and His compassion are “new every morning.”  I don’t know about you,  but I need His mercy and His compassion to be new every morning.  Have you ever done something wrong over and over again?  Sometimes it seems like I am confessing the same thing every day.  Sometimes I think that the Lord gets tired of forgiving me.  Sometimes I get the feeling that I have failed too many times and that I have exhausted His mercy and His compassion. 

But then I read these verses.  His compassions are new every morning.  When we wake up in the morning, God has more mercy and more compassion waiting for us.  It really is “of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed.  If His mercy and compassion weren’t new every morning, we would surely be consumed.  I am thankful that they are always new every morning.

Every one of us fails Him in one way or another every single day.  None of us are perfect, none of us have ever been perfect and none of us will ever be perfect in this life.  We desperately need His mercy every day.  But where we fail Him daily, He will never fail us!  The verse concludes with this reminder for us all: “great is thy faithfulness.”  Amen.

3 responses to this post.

  1. Thank you, Ben 🙂 🙂

    “If His mercy and compassion weren’t new every morning, we would surely be consumed”
    The story of Mercy means more to me than I can explain. I have up days and down days but He remains constant – giving us new mercies every morning….I am thankful.



    • I am thankful for His constancy. I too have up days and down days, but I am so thankful for His new mercies every day. I probably need more mercy than most people.


  2. I love this verse too and His mercy not running out is too much for me. I have done the same thing wrong over and over. And have had to face a similarly hard situation over and over, and there He is with enough mercy to cover it over and over too!
    God bless you and pour out His mercy on you today!


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