“Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not.” (Lamentations 3:22)
In the verse above “consumed” = “finished”. At times we may fail in several areas. We can’t guarantee that we will be successful at all times. However, there’s something that doesn’t fail. NEVER. That’s His compassions. They never fail. Because His compassions never fail, and because of the Lord’s mercies, we are not consumed (finished).
His compassions and mercies never fail
So, the question is, as a child of God, we may fail and people around us may try to finish us. But God overrides that and because of His mercies and compassions, we will not be consumed.
What a solace we have in our God, who NEVER fails. This is something we can bank on. He has our back. So, we will not be consumed. I think we can be at ease instead of fretting over our failures. Thank You God, for Your compassions and mercies. Thank You that they NEVER fail, so are we NEVER consumed.
“This is my comfort in my affliction: for Thy word hath quickened me.” (Psalm 119:50)
Here, “Thy Word” = “speech, utterance, the Word of God”…”Quickened” = “to live, to revive”. This tells me that there will be afflictions that come our way. However, He would revive me, through His spoken word.
“For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion: in the secret place of His tabernacle shall He hide me; He shall set me up upon a rock.” (Psalm 27:5)
Protection from trouble
When there’s trouble outside, He will hide me in His “pavilion” = “a hut, booth, cottage”. And also in the secret place of His tabernacle, He shall hide me, so that I’m protected.
When my enemies are looking for me, God shall hide me in the secret place of His tabernacle, where no one can enter or no one has access or no one knows the whereabouts, so that I’m kept safe.
This tells me that there will be times of trouble. But He will make sure that I’m hidden in the secret place of His tabernacle, so that I’m kept safe.