Lamentations 3:22-23 – “Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.”
Refrigerators have become an essential appliance in almost all households. There was a time when our ancestors bought fresh produce every day, cooked it right away and consumed it before the day ended. Now that we have refrigerators, we don’t need to shop for groceries every single day, and we can make do with leftovers. But we don’t really like leftovers, do we? Well, neither does God.
God doesn’t give us leftovers for us to survive. He gives us new mercy and fresh grace every day so we can thrive. In today’s Scripture, the prophet reminds Himself of God’s compassion and faithfulness. In the midst of his affliction (Lamentations 3:19) and when his soul is downcast (Lamentations 3:20), He remembers that God’s mercy is new every morning and that gives Him hope (Lamentations 3:21).
Are you feeling tired and worn out – physically, emotionally or spiritually? Perhaps your soul is fed up with yesterday’s leftovers. Take some time to rest in God’s presence today. He’s got fresh grace in store for you. When your spiritual tank is running low, you will lack the faith and determination to run your race. Fill yourself up with God’s Word, dwell in His presence and you will have all the wisdom, grace and strength you need for today.