Because of the Lord’s great love, we are not consumed,
for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning;
great is Your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:17-18 I have been deprived of peace; I have forgotten what prosperity is. So, I say, “My splendor is gone and all that I hoped for from the Lord.”
Jeremiah was clearly in the middle of a difficult trial. In Lamentations, we hear him cry out in despair, and we see that he has come to the end of what he feels he can handle. We see how he has spoken his pain out loud. He acknowledges his sorrow and lays it all out there. He is honestly and genuinely sharing his feelings of deep sorrow with the Lord. But as we keep reading we soon find that he is not willing to stay steeped in his own sorrow. What he does next is to remind himself that although he feels hopeless, the truth is that he actually does have hope. Here is what he says next.
But this I call to mind and therefore I have hope; The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfuness.” “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in Him.” Lamentations 3:21-24
Lamentations tells us that the Lord’s mercies are new every morning. Why new every day? Because God wants to have a daily relationship with you, dear woman. He wants you to seek Him and His peace daily because each day His mercies will be exactly what you need for that day’s burdens. Each day, God gives us exactly what we need for today’s burdens. God is so gracious that he fully supplies us with the exact compassions that we need every morning.
Tomorrows burdens are not going to be added onto today’s exhaustion. Instead, when tomorrow comes, the Lord will supply you with new mercies to deal with tomorrow. Again and again tomorrow’s mercies will be exactly the amount you need to deal with tomorrow.
What you need today is not strength for tomorrow but rather faith to believe that tomorrows mercies will be sufficient for tomorrow.