Never is a Strong Word

“The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23


Never is a strong word.  We probably use the word more frequently than we would care to admit.  It is easy in an argument to say something like, “You never appreciate me or you never follow through on things I ask you to do.” But never is a strong word.  It is very hard for a “never” statement to be true because of the permanence of that word. Never is defined as not ever; at no time; not in any degree’ not under any condition.

Now read the verse above.  “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end.”  The steadfast love of the Lord will not cease or end under any condition; not ever.  Wow!! That is a strong statement.  God’s mercies will never come to an end, but are new every morning.  Are you in a bad season? Have you been struggling with sin?  Have you pushed the Lord to the side?  Listen, the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases and his mercies never end; they are new every morning.  Turn back to God and embrace his mercy for He is waiting to let you experience his mercy anew.   

Spring is a time of renewal.  Spring is a time of new life.  This spring we are close to celebrating Easter Sunday and the new life we have in Jesus Christ.  The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases because Jesus Christ has overcome the grave. Our new life in Christ will never end.  Great is God’s 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. 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!
Beloved, God is faithful to fulfill his promises.  Let’s rejoice in God’s never ending mercy and steadfast love this Easter season.  

In Christ,
Pastor Dave