“I will never forget this awful time, as I grieve over my loss. Yet I still dare to hope when I remember that the faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him’” (Lamentations 3:20-24, NLT).
Loss. It is something that is inevitable. At some time in life you most likely will lose something precious to you—a friend—a job—a home—a loved one. Loss means something is over. It has ended. That loss can devastate you, and the grief that accompanies it can rob you of any hope. But God promises that His love is not a loss in your life. It is real and unending. His love flows freely and never recedes. Always constant—always strong—always complete—His love is your fortress in any crisis or loss. His unselfish loving sacrifice on Calvary is the greatest proof of His faithfulness to you. He held nothing back in that moment, and He holds nothing back now. His mercy forgives again and again. It never focuses on loss, but on the joyful expectation of His promise. He loves you, but for you to experience the healing of His presence, He waits to be invited. If you allow His love into your life, His promises become your inheritance. His Word offers a fresh perspective, and you experience the truth that His mercy is new each morning. Open your heart. Without hesitation place your hope in Him. “The Lord is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him” (Lamentations 3:25, NLT). He will not fail the trust you place in Him. Great is His faithfulness to you.
Lynn Hampton Lacher