(21) But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope:
(22) The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies
never come to an end
(23) they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:21-23 ESV
Have you experienced God’s faithfulness in your life? When you have, you’re not the same because you know from experience how good God is, that He is there for you, and you can trust Him. If it wasn’t for God’s faithfulness and love, where would any of us be?
As we look at the final statement in verses 23, let’s focus on God’s faithfulness. Throughout scripture, both in the Old Testament and New Testament we see God continuing to provide for His people, those called by His name. We see it through Israel and the Jewish nation. We see it through Christian believers. God is trustworthy. He is faithful. What He has promised, He will fulfill (do).
The great Christian hymn, Great Is Thy Faithfulness, centers its message on these verses from Lamentations 3. Written by Thomas Chisholm (1866–1960) with music composed by William M. Runyan (1870–1957), this song lifts our thoughts, our hearts, and our spirits to see God’s goodness in our lives. It calls us to look ahead, not back. It encourages us to see God’s unchanging love, compassion, grace, and mercy for us—for everyone. The hymn ends in emphasis of praise: “Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord unto me”.
As we continue to embrace 2021, let’s remember and recall often God’s faithfulness in our lives. Yes, we may encounter difficulties from time to time, but daily renewing our minds in God’s faithfulness will strengthen our faith and trust in Him. I believe you’ll see His faithfulness in greater ways this new year.