Jeremiah the prophet lamented over the captivity of the people of God. Judah had turned from the Lord and were worshiping idols. God had sent them many prophets to warn them to turn back to the Lord, yet they continually rejected the men that God had sent them, including Jeremiah himself. Finally the Lord allowed the Babylonians to carry them into captivity and destroy the city of Jerusalem.
Jeremiah is called by many, the weeping prophet, because of his tender heart. He wept much over the sin and the rejection of God by his fellow countrymen.
Lamentations 3:51 Mine eye affecteth mine heart because of all the daughters of my city.
What Jeremiah had seen broke his heart for the people of Jerusalem and brought tears to his eyes. It seemed as though God had abandoned His people. However, God never fully judged Judah in a way they deserved because of His great mercy.
Lamentations 3:22-23 It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
Even though it seemed as if the Lord had forsaken the people of Judah, Jeremiah reminded himself that God is a God of mercy, compassion and that He was ever faithful.
We serve the same God today that Jeremiah served in his day. Through our trials, heartaches and sufferings here on earth, our God is ever faithful. No matter what the reason behind our difficulties, whether self inflicted or the trying of our faith, He will never leave us nor forsake us.
He has an endless supply of mercy and compassion for us today. Our circumstances may be very bleak, but the Lord has not abandoned us. We always need to remember that He is faithful, and that He will show us His mercy and compassion. They is a new supply every morning.
Psalm 30:5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
Let’s start each day thanking God for His mercy and compassion, even when we can’t see it through our tears.