God’s Love and Mercy Never Fail

God’s love and mercy never fail.
They’re fresh as every brand-new day,
Sure as every sunrise.
God helps those who place their trust in Him.
He is the only hope they have.
God is the only hope we have.

About This Song:
The book of Lamentations isn’t the cheeriest of biblical books. And with a name like that, why would we expect it to be? When we lament something, we regret it strongly or express grief over it.

If you read the first eighteen verses of Lamentations 3, you’ll recognize that the writer is truly lamenting his situation. He’s having a major pity party. He couldn’t sound more depressed if he tried.

But verses 19 and 20 bring that section to a close while verse 21 transitions to a totally different outlook…
19 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.
24 I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion;
therefore I will wait for him.”

25 The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him,
to the one who seeks him;
(NIV)

Now THAT is a real turn-around.

Do you ever feel depressed? You have a choice, you know. You can dwell on your misery or you can ask God for help. He may send you to the doctor–He often uses the medical profession–or He may choose to help you Himself.

Either way, God is still truly the Great Physician.

You can find a free PDF lead sheet (chords, melody, & lyrics) for this song on my website. Check here for all available lead sheets. And don’t forget to check the archives for other songs that might be similar in theme to this one.

Please come back again on Sunday to see what song I’ll talk about next. Better yet, subscribe to receive each week’s two posts by email.

Best regards,
Roger

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About Roger E. Bruner

Roger Bruner worked as a teacher, job counselor, and programmer analyst before retiring to write Christian fiction full-time. A guitarist and songwriter, he is active in his church choir, church praise team, and nursing home ministry. Roger also enjoys reading, web design, mission trips, photography, and spending time with his wonderful wife, Kathleen. Roger’s young adult novels, Found in Translation and Lost in Dreams, came out in 2011. The Devil and Pastor Gus just came out, and he has eight unpublished manuscripts.
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