“Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.”-Lamentations 3:22-23 NKJV
It’s a reality that we tend to praise God on the mountain top but we often question Him in the valley. When all is well with us, we praise and laud the name of our God Most High. We proclaim nd testify of His goodness and blessings towards us.
Yet when we’re in the valley we aren’t very vocal, we hold the praises of God close to our blossoms, and we question Him when our difficult circumstances lasting too long.
Lamentations reminds us that in our most trying and difficult situations our God has not left us. He is faithful to be with us on the mountain tops and with us also in the valleys below.
When you’re having a hard time trusting that God is with you in difficult moments, remember:
- God’s Mercy – God’s covenant love towards us means that He has committed Himself to love us. No trouble, no illness, no enemy, and no sin can separate us from the steadfastness of His love towards us. Romans 8:38-39 declares “For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Remembering God’s love means remembering that we’re valuable and precious to Him regardless to whatever circumstance we find ourselves.
- God’s Compassion – Jesus became a man to show us God living the human experience. He suffered, He hurt, He hungered, and He wept. Because Jesus went through it all, He can have sympathy and compassion for us all. Jesus doesn’t just “understand” what we’re going through – He’s lived it. Because He has lived it, He will be with us in our darkest hour and He is well qualified to meet us in our time of need.
- God’s Faithfulness – Marital statuses change, financial statuses change, health conditions change, employment statuses change, and Circumstances all change. Our God never changes. He can be relied upon, He can be trusted because of His steadfastness and His dependability. The psalmists often speaks to His faithfulness by calling God – metaphorically – a Rock. Psalms 61:2 “From the end of the earth I will cry to You, When my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” When all else around us seems like shifting sand, remember God is faithful to do exactly what He said He will do.
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