Last night I was reading “Tramp For The Lord” by Corrie Ten Boom. It was after the war and she had come to America as a missionary. She was destitute and alone. No one was asking her to speak. She read Psalm 147:11 which says, “The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear Him, in those who hope in His mercy.” She said, “It was a thin web–a tiny filament–stretching from heaven to my little room on 190th Street in New York. I fell asleep holding onto it with all my strength.” I love her word picture. The next day the Lord opened doors for her.
I meditated on that verse last night. He reminded me that the Hebrew word is “hesed” so I looked it up this morning. It means: His persistent, unconditional tenderness, kindness, and mercy. Jeremiah remembered that God’s mercies were new every morning. Everything in his life seemed hopeless, but God’s mercies remained. His mercy endures forever!