Great is His Faithfulness
“I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall. 20 I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me. 21 Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: 22 Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. 23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
In the past, if I let my mind dwell on the days before I was born again at age 57, my heart would sink into regret, remorse, shame and embarrassment. I could remember the hopelessness and despair leading to suicidal thoughts and attempts. I couldn’t help but be reminded of the helplessness of my addictions, and the darkness of evil in the places I went to pursue pleasure. Does this ever happen to you?
Today, when the enemy reminds me just how sinful I really was, I stop right then and take those thoughts captive to the obedience of Christ. Out of my own mouth, I declare thankfulness to God that I am not that old person anymore. I thank God verbally that my old man is dead, and that I am a totally new man in Christ Jesus. I thank God that He did not let me die in my sin, and that He kept loving me in spite of myself.
In the years that have passed since 2009 when I was saved, I have seen God be ever so faithful, patient and kind with me. We are all still works in progress and we can be sincerely thankful for the complete and consistent faithfulness of God. Amen?
Tell the Father how grateful you are for His love, patience, kindness and faithfulness towards you. Thank Him for making you a new creation in Christ Jesus.
Dive Deeper: Study Lamentations 3; Deuteronomy 7:9; Psalm 89:8, 98:3; Joel 2:23; 1 Corinthians 1:9.