We are not consumed by emotions.
We are not consumed by hate.
We are not consumed by anger.
We are not consumed by clutter.
We are not consumed by work.
The list could go on…
We can get consumed, but we don’t have to stay there.
22 Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. 23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
As I meditate on Lamentations 3:22-23 today my mind wanders to how many times in my life I’ve done a do-over… My husband and I have sold off a lot of our possessions at least 3 times that I can remember. We used to collect books, old and new. Every time there was a book sale at the library, we’d take the kids and go. But it became stressful to have to contain and deal with all of the material stuff…the “things.”
Of course, some of our things we enjoyed and used on a regular basis. But others needed to be stored and/or cared for even if we weren’t utilizing them. They were like dead weight keeping us down. But every time we did a do-over, we got rid of the “dead weight” and felt renewed.
Without all of the material stuff, we had less to worry about, and more time to focus on living. Then the “stuff” would build back up and we’d do it all over again.
It’s a similar pattern with God. He allows us to start new each day. Sadly, emotional stuff is not as easy to get rid of as material stuff. But if we allow ourselves to be fully immersed in the Word of God and learn to feel His presence, we will be refreshed and renewed. We will not be consumed! I claim it for all of us.
With God, ALL things are possible! We can get through and heal the physical and emotional things that weigh us down if we can put our trust in Him. By His mercies, we are not consumed, we will not perish, but have everlasting life.
Great is thy faithfulness!!! AMEN!
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