The Best Reason for Hope

The Best Reason for Hope

Read: Lamentations 3:19-32

Lamentation 3:22 ” It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.”

On a teaching trip to the Bible lands, our study group had just spent a restful night at our Tiberias hotel. When I awoke, I went to my window and gazed at the beauty of the sunrise on the sea of Galilee. As I thought ahead to the places we would be visiting that day, the same places where Jesus had walked 2,000 years before. I was excited about the opportunities of the day that had begun with the splendor sunrise.

We don’t need to be in Israel, however, to be amazed at what God gives us each day. Evry morning of life offers us new challenges and rich blessings as we walk with Christ. Despite mistakes we may have made yesterday, choices we regret, and heartache we have endured, God is merciful to us. To sunrise reminds us of His faithfulness and of the new start each day brings.

Perhaps it was a simple joy of a beautiful sunrise that prompted Jeremiah to write, “Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness” {Lamentations 3:22-23}.

Each new day the Lord gives to us, whether in the Bible lands or at home, is an expression of His faithfulness and provides opportunities to live for Him. —Bill Crowder

Lord, in the hush of early dawn,
When all the world lies sleeping,
I place my life and all I love
Into thy Gracious Keeping. —White

The best reason for hope is God’s faithfulness.

ODB Volume 14


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