Great is Thy Faithfulness

I drafted this a few weeks ago, and didn’t publish. Yesterday, our pastor dissected Lamentations 3:22-23. And then again this morning, I received a note from a fellow-worker with this verse. I call it perfect timing.

It’s been on my mind the last couple of days. Great is Thy Faithfulness, the hymn. I’m so relieved that He is. I get to wake up every morning to His new mercies. Just think, with each new day, God gives us opportunities to prove His faithfulness.

Great Is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father!
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Though changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not
As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.

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!

When we are faithless, He remains faithful. I think He’s trying to remind me that people will let us down. Your husband, wife, sister, friend, or brother might disappoint you, but He never will! The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. (Deuteronomy 31:8)

My friends, I will let you down, every person on the face of the earth will disappoint you at some point or another, but God does not change His mind, He does not change His promises, He is constant, and can be wholly counted on. 

I was disappointed recently. I did a favor, and expected a kindness in return. It didn’t happen. My lesson: Be kind anyway. I shouldn’t expect anything in return when I do something nice; I should do it just to be NICE. Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. (Hebrews 13:16)

Believe me, I speak from experience, it hurts when people let you down. It’s inevitable; it’s going to happen. It’s a fact of life. But it’s incredible to realize that Jesus will never let you down. It’s encouraging to realize that it’s impossible for Jesus to be anything less than you think He is. Put all your strength, all your hope, and all your life into Him.

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Wife of Tony. Mom of Anna and Noah. Nonommy of Walker. I’m a school secretary, but my real job is leading worship at Point of Grace Church.