Great is thy Faithfulness

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.

Published by jasonlautzenheiser

Christ follower, Husband and father to 4. Software developer by trade, football / baseball coach on the side. I also develop games in Unity and Monogame on the side as well as tools geared towards gamers.

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