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We are Not Consumed

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Let God’s promise encourage you today. Even if it feels as if you aren’t going to make it. When pain or disappointment intensifies, it won’t crush or consume you.

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By Sue Brage

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:22-23

There are so many times we feel consumed by life. We can find ourselves carrying the weight and responsibility of all we have going on; caring for our children or parents, our jobs, ministries and callings, financial responsibilities, and on it goes. Throw in the every-changing political and economic climate in the world, it’s understandable we might feel overwhelmed!

Yet this verse reminds us, Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed. During a recent especially difficult time, God reminded me that no matter how I felt, whatever I was facing, it would not consume me. That was good news to my weary mind.

I remembered Paul’s words in Second Corinthians 4: “We are hedged in (pressed) on every side , but not cramped or crushed; we suffer embarrassments and are perplexed and unable to find a way out, but not driven to despair; We are pursued (persecuted and hard driven), but not deserted ; we are struck down to the ground, but never struck out and destroyed.”

 Let God’s promise encourage you today. Even if it feels as if you aren’t going to make it. When pain or disappointment intensifies, it won’t crush or consume you. Nothing in this life can destroy your relationship with God, his promises, your peace, your joy, or your salvation. His mercies (and his compassionate, passionate love for you!) fails not.

Even when anxiety and worry consume my mind and threaten my peace, God’s tender mercies fail not.

 

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