For Reflection/Discussion: What was the basis of Jeremiah's hope in the midst of the horrific tragedy he had witnessed? What is your understanding of the words love, compassions, and faithfulness in this passage? As you think about God and about your faith, are you supply-focused or demand-focused? In what ways are God's compassions (or mercies) new every morning? How have you experienced God's mercies today? The hymn Great Is Thy Faithfulness was inspired by Lamentations 3.21-23. What are some of God's mercies identified by its author? Why is it important to identify and thank God for His mercies?