“Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not.
They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.”
Everyday is a new beginning with Jesus. Everyday is a new day to hope in the Lord. He is faithful to renew His compassion towards us everyday because He loves us. It is nice to know that He never changes. So, even if we are in the valley of the shadow of death, He is with us, watching over us, caring for us.
Warren Wiersbe said, “Jeremiah turned from contemplating his misery to remembering Gods mercy. He still experienced pain and sorrow, but he also called to mind the faithfulness of the Lord, and this gave him hope. The pessimistic American newspaper editor Henry L. Mencken called hope “a pathological belief in the occurrence of the impossible,” but no true child of God could accept that definition. A. W. Tozer said it better when he called hope “the divine alchemy that transmutes the base metal of adversity into gold.” (See 1 Peter 1:6-8.) The realization of God’s mercy, compassion, and faithfulness generated hope in Jeremiah’s soul, and his contemplation of trouble became a confession of faith. Because the Lord loves us, He chastens us (Hebrews 12:5-11), but He doesn’t consume us; He disciplines, but He doesn’t destroy.
Unbelief causes us to look at God through our circumstances, and this creates hopelessness; but faith enables us to look at our circumstances through the reality of God, and this gives us hope.” (from The Bible Exposition Commentary: Old Testament © 2001-2004 by Warren W. Wiersbe. All rights reserved.)
That is comforting to know.