I remember attending church as a child, the hymn Great Is Thy Faithfulness was always a popular hymn on any given Sunday. I never gave it much thought though until the other night, I awoke in the middle of the night with that phrase running over and over in my head. I couldn’t fall back asleep and still for the next 4 hours as I lay there, that phrase ran continuously in my head.
I wasn’t sure what God was trying to tell me, other than the obvious…but I wasn’t sure why. Throughout the following day, even though very tired from little sleep, I felt a peace come over me and a weight lifted off my shoulders. I realized then, that the burden that was on my heart at the time, was consuming and in his faithfulness, he lifted it and took the burden onto himself. I needed to only trust him.
I took the time to learn a little more about the song and found that it was based on Lamentations 3:23.
Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. -Lamentations 3:23
The study Bible I was using referenced another verse, Psalm 30:5
For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime! Weeping may last though the night, but joy comes with the morning.
Very interesting since the night as I was awake I felt very much at unease, but then morning came and the peace came upon me. Reminds me of another song:
I love when God works in my life and I can look back and see how he moved, even though it wasn’t obvious at the time.