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Great Is Thy Faithfulness

The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him. It is good that one should hope and wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.
— Lamentations 3:25-26

One of the most popular hymns of the past one hundred years is “Great Is Thy Faithfulness.” This hymn, which recounts the faithfulness and mercy of God, was written by a surprisingly sickly and fragile man, Thomas Chisholm.

Chisholm spent much of his adult life confined to a bed due to illness. Even in his infirmity, Chisholm recognized that God was faithful and merciful in the face of his sickness.

Chisholm understood that God’s faithfulness and mercy were not contingent upon his physical state, impoverished lifestyle, or popularity amongst his peers.

Rather than basing God’s faithfulness on his personal comfort, Chisholm concluded that God was faithful based upon the promise God gave in Lamentations 3 to deliver mercy to His people each morning!

Like Chisholm, our life circumstances may not always be as favorable as we would like. In these moments, it is necessary that we turn to Scripture and recognize that our circumstances are never greater than the promises God has given us.

Each day we open our eyes is an opportunity to experience the faithfulness of God. We must rest in knowing the eternal faithfulness of God will trump temporary trials.

Stop complaining and being cynical.

Sing a song, hum a tune, smile broadly, laugh out loud, forgive offenses and you will be thriving no matter the situation.

Let there be a warm and happy environment everywhere you go and let this radiation keep you hopeful!

PRAYER CONFESSION

Dear Lord God, help me to live every day in high spirit. Let your peace and joy fill my heart. I will live with a smile on my face, I will not be nasty or reactionary. The peace and joy of the Lord garrisons my heart, therefore I radiate joy and peace everywhere I go. In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen