“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.” Lamentations 3:22-23

If you’re always hearing about God’s love and compassion, but not experiencing it, it may not be
as far away as you may think. One of the enemy’s favorite tactics is to get us to question God’s
faithfulness. He knows that as long as we’re busy “questioning” God’s faithfulness, our faith is
neutralized. And the love of God is something every believer needs to BELIEVE IN (I John 4:16).
Faith is what is needed to experience God’s love and compassions, which are central to who God
is. His mercies and compassion are rooted in His love. It’s our faith in God’s unfailing
compassion that keeps us looking ahead with expectancy, rather than to the failures of the past.
As the above scripture indicates, it’s our faith in God’s mercies that keep us from being
consumed by evil. That’s why the enemy does all he can to get us to question all of God’s
attributes, especially where His mercy and compassion are concerned.

The word ‘fail’ in this scripture means to cease, terminate, faint, weaken, erode, or fade away.
Nothing about God or His attributes ever fades, erodes, or ceases. Malachi 3:6 says God
“changes not.” Hebrews 13:8 says, “Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, and today, and forever!”
The truth is that if anything about God ever did change, fade, expire or erode – even a little, He would not be God! Perfection has no need to change!

We experience His mercy when we begin to give in mercy. “Blessed are the merciful, for they
shall receive mercy” (Mt. 5:7). When we realize that we carry the very mercy we ourselves need,
it will change how we look at those mercy opportunities. We all need buckets of mercy and
buckets of compassion! That’s why Jesus encouraged His disciples to forgive 7 times 70 daily, if
needed. In other words, if you’re counting the times you’ve forgiven someone, it defeats the
purpose. Instead of ‘counting,’ just adopt forgiveness, mercy, and compassion as a lifestyle. We
need to “…be doers of the Word and not hearers only!” (James 1:22) It’s not just hearing about
God’s compassion, it’s by doing it that will lead us to personally experience His endless
compassions that will never fail or fade away! That’s when the scripture will cease to be a mere
concept. It will become a way of life that knows and believes that His compassions fail not!

With Love,
Pastor Tom