Daily Devotional for October 30
The unfailing love of the Lord never ends! By his mercies we have been kept from complete destruction. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each day. I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!” —Lamentations 3:22-24
Isn’t it easy during times of weariness and bitterness to forget the Lord’s faithfulness? But Jeremiah, in his most desperate time, remembered that God’s compassion never fails. Because “He doesn’t enjoy hurting people or causing them sorrow” (Lamentations 3:33), we are assured that no matter what trial we are walking through, God still loves us and is not the cause of our problems. Whether a “clear” day or a “cloudy” day dawns, His mercies truly “begin afresh each day” (v. 23). Great is His faithfulness! Our job in the midst of difficulty is to stop being so restless and fitful. We must learn “to wait quietly for salvation from the Lord” (v. 26), never doubting that He loves us and will deliver us. Both David and Paul understood the faithfulness and mercy inherent to the Lord’s nature. In Psalm 102:27, David said, “But you are always the same; your years never end.” In Hebrews 1:12, Paul expressed the same thought: “But you are always the same; you will never grow old.” Everything around us may change—even the world itself—but God never changes. Are you feeling bitter toward God? Hang on, and remember that He will always be there to hang on to you. The “appointed time has come” (Psalm 102:13 NIV) for your miracle!