“The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” (Lam. 3:22-23)
Father, Your faithfulness is great – it reaches to the heavens and fills the universe. There’s no end to it. You’re consistent, reliable, constant, and steady. You always do what You say you’re going to do. Your faithfulness is infinite, eternal, and perfect. Your faithfulness really is great!
I, on the other hand, am not always faithful. I admit that I am not always consistent; not always reliable; not always constant; and not always steady. I don’t always keep my promises and do what I say I’m going to do. I don’t like to face that, but it’s absolutely true.
I’m grateful that, by Your grace, You sent Your Son Jesus Christ – the perfectly faithful One to live, die, and rise again in my place. He lived a life of perfect faithfulness – a life that You demand of me but I can’t give because of my sin. He died for all of my unfaithfulness in word, thought, deed, attitude, and motive. Through faith – a faith that You gave me – Jesus’ righteousness is given to me and my sin is credited to His account. Thank You for Your incredible grace!
I’m also thankful that Your Holy Spirit is at work in me to make me more and more faithful as time goes by.
Father, while my faithfulness isn’t great, Yours certainly is! In Jesus’ name, Amen.