“…Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. (Lam 3:22-23)
I have been a Verizon customer for almost 20 years. That is a long time to be a customer of any business really. Often times we sever a long-term business relationship and flock to the next deal or the latest and greatest special in order to partake of a limited time offer or minimal savings over the next 3 months or 90 days. Yes, we know those both equal the same amount of time. But what we don’t know is that we are highly likely to forget that the monthly rate goes up after that time period. The new rate will be higher, and we ending up spending more time and money in the long run.
A one-time courtesy?
Over the years I have made numerous calls to Verizon for various reasons. Most often my issue was resolved but sometimes it took a considerable amount of time and effort. On one occasion I spoke with three different people only to finally hear, “Verizon would like to offer you a one-time courtesy.” A one-time courtesy? Really? I thought the customer was always right and that the company was to serve the customer. Yes, my issue was resolved, but why was it resolved with an extra “DIG”? And why can they only be courteous to me this one time?
God never offered me a “one-time courtesy”, and for that I am thankful. His mercies are “…new every morning.” We should be very blessed by the faithfulness of God. His compassion for us will never fail and we can always know that in Jesus Christ, we are safe.
Mercy is not getting what we do deserve. Grace is getting what we don’t deserve.
My issue, which was much more serious than spurious charges on a cell phone bill, was sin. But God in His love, gave me mercy and grace in Jesus Christ. Be thankful Christian that we are not consumed or destroyed because of God’s never-ending supply of mercy. His mercy will never run out. The source will never go dry.
Because of the faithfulness of God, we can boldly come to His throne of grace to find mercy and help in our time of need. (Hebrews 4:16) When you need the mercy of God, He is faithful. Should you need His compassion, He is faithful. If you need a NEW work of God’s mercy in your life, He is faithful. If you need God to do a work in your life, He can hear you right now. His mercy is new every morning and it will never be a “one-time courtesy”.