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It is Jehovah's lovingkindness that we are not consumed, For His compassions do not fail; They are new every morning. Great is Your faithfulness. Jehovah is my portion, says my soul; Therefore I hope in Him. Jehovah is good to those who wait on Him, to the soul that seeks Him. Lamentations 3:22-25
In chapter 2 of this study Witness Lee says that Jeremiah realized that even though thousands had been exiled, some were still left and that this was because of God's lovingkindness. I found these excerpts on page 7 encouraging:
The people of Israel had failed, but God's compassions did not fail. His compassions had preserved the remnant of Israel....'They are new every morning' (v. 23a). This indicates that Jeremiah contacted the Lord as the compassionate One every morning. It was through his contact with the Lord that he received this word regarding His lovingkindness, compassions, and faithfulness....The faithfulness of God refers to His word. His faithfulness is also related to His covenant. Because He had made a covenant with Abraham and confirmed it with Isaac and Jacob, God had to be faithful to keep His word (Lee, Witness. Life-Study of Lamentations. Anaheim: Living Stream Ministry, 1992, Print)
. After this section he says in our lives sometimes it doesn't look like God is being kind, compassionate, or faithful. And when that happens, what will we do? That's when we have to put our hope in Him and wait on Him in the face of difficulties and painful situations, and often that's more than a week. And then he shares that 's when we get to experience Lamentations 3:55 which says, I called upon Your name, O Jehovah, From the lowest pit. Our waiting and our calling out to him will prove one again that God is compassionate and faithful!! And this week I've been praying about something very close to my heart, and this word gives me renewed strength to believe in God's faithfulness.
Life-Study of Jeremiah & Lamentations:
You can listen to excerpts of Witness Lee's speaking the Life-Study of Jeremiah & Lamentations on Life Study of the Bible with Witness Lee.
Insights from Jeremiah - What Does God Consider Evil in Jeremiah 2:13?
Insights from Jeremiah - Taking A Closer Look at the New Covenant in Jeremiah 31:31-34