There are two verses in the book of Ecclesiastes that I love and I find to be helpful to keep me grounded. The two verses are found in chapter 3:22-23: 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 great reminder is that the Lord’s love is steadfast. I would like to state a dictionary definition of the word ‘steadfast’. :
firmly fixed in place: IMMOVABLE
b: not subject to change
2: firm in belief, determination, or adherence: LOYAL
synonyms: loyal, faithful, committed, devoted, dedicated, dependable, reliable, steady, true, constant, staunch, trusty More
What a great way to start the day reminding myself that God’s love for me is loyal and committed. Even when others prove disloyal He remains dedicated and dependable, He is faithful and true! This is a reminder that He is all I need! God is for us! His love is steady and everlasting!
The writer of Ecclesiastes states that His mercies never come to an end. There are times I become weary and mercy seems in short supply. But God’s mercy is inexhaustible, His supply of mercy is never-ending. I know, after all of these years He is still merciful to me!
I love the part of this passage that reminds me that His mercy and love visit me daily! Each day I receive in ways large and small gifts of His love and mercy! Through the kindness of others, through grace being extended, even by allowing my lungs to be filled with air, He extends His love and mercy to me. It is exciting to walk with Him daily as He continues to work out His good pleasure in my life.
Great is His Faithfulness! No wonder a hymn was written to give verbal and musical expression to this truth:
“Great is Thy faithfulness, ” O God my Father,
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not
As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.
“Great is Thy faithfulness!” “Great is Thy faithfulness!”
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided—
“Great is Thy faithfulness, ” Lord, unto me!
Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!
Know today that regardless of where you are, God loves you and cares about you. He has not given up on you! Look around, love and mercy are tracking you down today. He cares and He does not change. He will give you new mercies today. Praise Him for Great Is His Faithfulness