“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end, they are new every morning great is your faithfulness. The Lord is my portion, says my soul, therefore I will hope in him.” Lamentations 3:22-24.
Today at our church harvest service, the sermon was based on this passage of scripture above. It was so refreshing to sit, listen and focus on thankfulness alone; and my heart was bursting with joy, gladness and praise for all God has done for me. For the past 2 days I’ve been overwhelmed by the MANY reasons I have to be thankful, I can’t stop feeling thankful and there isn’t just a few things to be thankful for, there are so many reasons to be thankful that they cannot be counted.
I know it can be easy to get bogged down with the bad circumstances in life. Yes, some days I get upset, annoyed and wish I could take my EDS away. However that doesn’t mean I am not thankful. To me it doesn’t matter what my circumstances are, I have Jesus and that is all that matters.
This is a very short blog post, but an important yet simple one. An encouragement for us all that regardless of what you’re facing in life at the moment, take your eyes off your circumstances and focus on Jesus.
Jesus, my hope, who forgives, heals, renews, redeems and crowns me with love and mercy. My body may be failing me but my Saviour never will. His love remains forever, steadfast and secure. I really love the passage of scripture which we studied today, particularly the following line,
“His mercies NEVER come to an end.” v23.
I find this so refreshing and I feel full of thankfulness for God. I am thankful that regardless of what life may throw at me my hope is in Jesus, there will always be the cross where the love of God stands true.
“The sun comes up it’s a new day dawning, it’s time to sing that song again. Whatever may pass and whatever comes before me. Let me singing when the evening comes.”