Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.
This passage is nestled within the lament (or cry) of the prophet Jeremiah during a time of deep distress for the people of Israel. Despite the hardships, Jeremiah finds his hope in the faithfulness of God. These verses serve as a reminder that God’s love is steadfast, His mercies are endless, and each new day is an opportunity to witness His faithfulness.
As we bid farewell to 2023, let’s carry the assurance of God’s faithfulness into the unknown terrain of the coming days, weeks, and months. Pause to reflect on the moments God sustained you, guided you, and showered you with His mercy throughout the year. Recognize that just as His mercies were new every morning in the past, they will continue to be so in 2024.
Take a moment to surrender your plans, hopes, and fears for the future to the One whose faithfulness knows no bounds. Set aside some time for prayer, expressing gratitude for God’s faithfulness in the past year and seeking His guidance for the one to come. Trust that, no matter what the new year holds, God’s love will remain steadfast, and His mercies will be there to meet you each morning.
Lord, I confess my fears or anxieties about the unknown future. Replace them with a deep trust in Your providence. Let Your light illuminate my path, and may I walk confidently, knowing that Your love surrounds me. In Jesus’ name, amen.