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The Mercies of God

March 29, 2020, 9:00 AM

Lamentations 3:21-26

Jeremiah the prophet is in anguish of soul over the destruction of Jerusalem. In chapters 1-3:20 he bares his soul and reveals his heart in crying out to God. As he does so, he “calls to mind (remembers) God’s faithful love; and this gives him hope. Vs. 21
He feels the desolation, despair, and defeat. What then gives him hope (confident expectation) that God is in control? God’s mercies.

His mercies are:
They are new every morning. A fresh supply! His mercies prevent us from being totally consumed, His compassions (tender love) will not fail. His faithfulness to us is great, powerful, and abundant.

He is our portion (allotment, possession) Is God enough? How do you answer this?
If our answer is “yes” then we “hope in Him!”. Remember what the Psalmist said:
The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want. Psalm 23
The words to the song “He’s All I Need” are a good reminder:
He’s All I need, He’s all I need. Jesus is all I need, He’s all I need, He’s all I need. He’s my everything, He’s all I need.

AVAILABLE. Vss. 25-26
He is always present and willing to shower us with His mercies.
He is good to those who:
Wait for him. Vs. 25
Seek Him. Vs. 25
Hope in Him. Vs. 26
Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good. Psalm 34:8