The Thought for the Week this week is written by Elaine McKenzie-Smith

by Susie Jean Sharkey

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases. His mercies never come to an end, They are new every morning. Lam3:22

The prophet Jeremiah speaks these words from a dark and troubled place. The people of Judah refuse to heed his warnings to repent, and soon the land would fall to Babylon. He says he will never forget this awful time, but he dares to hope when he remembers the faithful, steadfast love of the Lord.

We can pass through difficult times. The loss of a loved one, poor health or financial problems. We can feel burdened for our families and friends. We may feel disappointed with ourselves or others. God does not ask us to forget these difficult times or pretend that we don’t hurt, but He calls gently to us to lift up our heads. To dare to hope, to remember His love never fails and His mercy is endless and new every morning.

As we come into spring and the season of hope and new birth, let us lift our eyes to our Saviour. Let us walk into His light in the confident assurance that He loves us and will never leave us. That He is able to take the burden from us and set us free to worship Him