Mercies of God

Learning to deal with a chronic illness is understanding it is only because of the mercies of God that things are not worse. 

As we live with a chronic illness, we sometimes only see the bad. We fail to realize it is owing to the mercies of God that they are not worse.

Today’s Bible Verse:

Lamentation 3: 22-23 (KJV), “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.”

What the Verse Means:

We should observe what the Lord makes for us, as well as what is against us. God’s compassions do not fail. We have fresh instances every morning. Portions on earth are perishing things, but God is a portion forever. It is our duty and will be our comfort and satisfaction, to hope and quietly to wait for the salvation of the Lord.

Personalized Prayer Using Today’s Scripture:

  • God our Father, thank you that your steadfast love never ceases. Your passion awaits me daily.
  • Lord Jesus, I praise you that your mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning.
  • I testify great is your faithfulness.

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Today’s blog post is from the book “Thy Will Be Done: 60 Prayers for the Chronically Ill” by Jimmie Aaron Kepler. It is available in print and on Kindle for Amazon at Amazon Print or Amazon Kindle.

If you are an Amazon Kindle Unlimited member, the book is available to read for free in Kindle format. Over the next two months, I will publish each chapter as a blog post.

2 thoughts on “Mercies of God

  1. I love this passage and it’s reminder to take comfort in God’s mercies. At the end of the day, when it’s just been a bad day, I recall these words and set my sights on tomorrow as a new day.

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