Lamentations 3:22-24 – “The unfailing love of the LORD never ends! By his mercies we have been kept from complete destruction. 23 Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each day. 24 I say to myself, “The LORD is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!” NLT
We’ve all heard the sales pitch from one salesman or another about the “guarantee” or “warranty” of their product and how it is so much better than any other product like it on the market. Sometimes that claim is true and sometimes it is just “sales talk”. In this particular passage, we find the ULTIMATE GUARANTEE that is ABSOLUTE, UNSHAKABLE, and WILL NEVER FAIL! Now I don’t know about you but those words excite me.
Consider it with me:
- It begins with the UNFAILING LOVE OF GOD. A love that NEVER ENDS, a love that CANNOT BE SHAKEN, and a love that is COMPLETELY UNEARNED. It is UNCONDITIONAL and It is a love that is far beyond anything that we humans can use to compare it.
- Then, the focus becomes HIS MERCIES. Through them, we are KEPT from COMPLETE DESTRUCTION. Not just kept safe for a time or a little but COMPLETE SAFETY. Can you really fathom that? NOTHING can touch you when you are under the “shadow of the Almighty” (Psalm 91).
- Next, we see that HIS FAITHFULNESS AND MERCIES are FRESH every day! They are being continually renewed so that they are an inexhaustible supply of LOVE, GRACE, TENDERNESS, FAITHFULNESS, and MERCY from the Throne Room of Heaven. It is a River flowing to us from Him, the same river Jesus spoke of in the Gospels that would flow out of our “innermost being” when we came to Him and drank of His Grace.
- That leads us to the CONFIDENCE that we can say without fear or hesitation, “The LORD is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!” We are people of HOPE! Not wishful thinking but HOPE that is anchored in PROMISE backed up by the PERSON who is the OMNIPOTENT, OMNIPRESENT, OMNISCIENT CREATOR of the Universe – GOD!
Therefore, TODAY make the decision that you will no longer walk in despair but will walk in hope that is assured, builds faith, emboldens with courage, and empowers with confidence because you are a Child of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords! You and I have been given the ULTIMATE GUARANTEE! A love that will never fail! Mercies that will never end! Faithfulness that will never be shaken! We have an immovable Inheritance that cannot be taken from us by the powers of Hell. We have God’s Promise and I choose to “rest” in that Place of Peace through the Power of His Promise under the Shadow of the Cross.
May God grant you a most beautiful day of worship and celebration today!