Scripture for Today: Lamentations 3:21-23 “Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: 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.”
This picture represents my feelings about ironing! Of course, with the synthetic materials available, there is less and less of it to do. These days, I would hesitate to buy anything made of 100% linen! Having to go over those stubborn wrinkles again and again is not my idea of fun. The French word for “iron” means to pass over again and again. And that is exactly why ironing can be such a chore!
Today’s verse is about calling something to mind, much like pressing or impressing something on our minds again and again. We are to remember His great love, His compassions and His faithfulness. In doing so we can live with hope. His compassions are never at en end as every morning they are new and fresh. Both His love and His faithfulness are described as GREAT!
I do have to “call this to mind.” When facing something really hard, it is not my first thought. In fact, there are times when I am tempted to doubt that love and faithfulness. And when I do doubt, hopelessness is not far behind. But when I remember the truth of His character and promises, my hope and confidence are restored. I not only remember who He is but I remind myself of His incredible faithfulness in the past and I am encouraged. Over and over He has proven His love and faithfulness to me. That impossible situation I am facing will one day prove again just how loving and faithful He is as I look back on it.
Lord, thank you for the hope you give me!