the wormwood and the gall!
20 My soul continually remembers it
and is bowed down within me.
21 But this I call to mind,
and therefore I have hope:
his mercies never come to an end;
23 they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
24 “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
“therefore I will hope in him.”
to the soul who seeks him.
26 It is good that one should wait quietly
for the salvation of the Lord.
Our church is closing, it is a time of lamenting.
Lamenting shows itself differently in different people
Lamenting is other always the result of doing something wrong.
Jeremiah had many hard things happen to him, hard things not always deserved. Jerusalem had been destroyed, all he saw was his failures.
We are the same you know….so often only seeing our failures. Having the shame of the past creep in on us. These wonderings don’t help us. They only continue to bring us down.
But it doesn’t end there though.
Jeremiah remembered something important. God’s faithfulness.
The bible never ends in our sin. It ends in Christ’s saving work on our behalf.
God’s love for his people never ceases. It sticks through regardless.
You are loved by God.
His mercies never come to end. God continually shows us mercy. His mercy continues every single day.
Since his mercies are new every day, it means that we have a future and a hope. A future free of pain and sorrows. The world and it’s pleasures are so fleeting. But our future…it is imperishable and undefiled, a place of perfection that will be ours forever.
Remember God’s faithfulness in those hard times. He works it out. All those things that happen in our lives, he works it out. For our good when we are called according to his purposes. Mercies new every single morning..
Great is his faithfulness.