Saturday, January 1, 2011

My Reflection: "Great Is Thy Faithfulness"
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 


"Great is Thy faithfulness," O God my Father,
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, 
they fail not
As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.

Truly, o God, You are most faithful forever.  Nobody can change that. Most of all, Your compassion for me, a believer who has many times failed you, is endless.  I am blessed to be Your daughter forever despite my unfaithfulness.  I thank You for forgiving me.  I thank You, too, for Your persistence to hold Me in Your hand, never letting me go.     

"Great is Thy faithfulness!" "Great is 
Thy faithfulness!"
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided—
"Great is Thy faithfulness," Lord, unto me! 

Yes, Your faithfulness, my God, is beyond measure.  You have given me more than I need.  Out of my nothingness, You fill my needs abundantly each day.  Everyday is a new surprise!  I am always in awe at Your goodness.  I really thank You for everything. 

Summer and winter, and springtime 
and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love. 

In season and out of season, my Lord, You have shown Me Your great faithfulness.  You have shown me how merciful You are.  In my misery, You  had lifted me and brightened my day. Your love for me has always been from everlasting to everlasting.  How really faithful You are. 

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thy own dear presence to cheer 
and to guide;
Strength for today and bright 
hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside! 

Oh, how great You are, my God. You have forgiven me many times for the wrong I have done to You.  Your presence in my life has always  been felt by me.  You have always strengthened me especially in times of my weaknesses.  You have assured me that in the midst of my sickness You are always there to make all things right.  I still believe that one day soon You will heal me completely while I am still on earth.  You have given me much.  Even the impossible, You have made them possible.  Your help is never late.  They have always come on time.  That is why when immediate things get me worried, I just pray and Your answer is there. How wonderful You are, o Lord.

(Every time this song is sung in church, I  cannot help but cry at the thought of God's great faithfulness in my life. Amen!)

(c) January 1, 2011; Luisa Mercado 

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