God’s Compassion Never Fails
The prophet Jeremiah recounted his life as a prophet of God.
As a prophet, he had to bear the afflictions of God’s prophetic word in his flesh.
Jeremiah said that the Lord was like an enemy to Israel when He judged them harshly for their iniquity. The Lord swallowed up Israel and destroyed its stronghold. (Lamantation 2:5)
Throughout Jeremiah’s assignment to warn Israel of its impending doom he was ridiculed and persecuted by the people.
Jeremiah felt rejected, desolate and forsaken.
He felt as if God had made his chain heavy and he was hedge in and his ways blocked and path crooked. Even his prayers were shut out by God (Lamentation 3:7-9).
Inspite of the prophet’s anguish, he still maintained his hope in God.
Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not.
They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!”
The Lord is good to those whowait for Him,
To the soul who seeks Him. It is good that one should hope and wait quietly
For the salvation of the Lord. (Lamentation 3:22-26)
Jeremiah’s words of comfort were not coming from a place of abundance but a place of brokenness.
Even though Jeremiah’s flesh was chastised, his soul remembered the goodness of God and reminded him that the Lord was his portion forever.
Therefore, we too can have hope in these words that God’s compassion is renewed every morning.