"It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not.
"They are new every morning; great is Thy faithfulness." (Lamentations 3:22-23)
The study also suggested reading over the words of the hymn "Great is Thy Faithfulness", so I pulled out a hymnal and did just that. What a blessing!
|This beautiful graphic is by Abby at Little Birdie Blessings.|
During the morning message, our speaker noted that every trial is an opportunity to prove ourselves faithful to God. He added that the more difficult the trial, the greater the opportunity to honor God by being faithful to Him.
So -- another aspect to "faithfulness". Not only God's faithfulness to me, which is unfailing. But my faithfulness to God. Not only in trials, but in what may be even more challenging -- faithfulness in the everyday and sometimes discouraging tasks He has given me to do. This faithfulness is something I need to work at in every area of my life when I so often feel like giving up. This word for the year is better than a multitude of resolutions, and -- although I still hope to formulate some goals for the new year -- faithfulness must govern the carrying out of those goals.
So I will be blessed and encouraged as I consider God's faithfulness to me every day.
And I will be challenged to live each day in faithfulness to Him and the things He has called me to do.