Monday, May 24, 2010

It's A New Day

"The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.  'The LORD is my portion, says my soul, 'therefore I will hope in him.'  The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.  It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD." — Lamentations 3:22-26; ESV —

They are new every morning.  NEW EVERY MORNING! What are? God's mercies.  It seems like this walk with Jesus so very often becomes a crawl, leaving me exhausted and discouraged as I strive to live for Jesus.  It's overwhelming at times.  And then I fail.  I fall short.  When this happens, I am so very quick to pronounce my own condemnation over myself instead of living in the truth that God's mercies are NEW EVERY MORNING! It's s new day.  And it doesn't say that when I wake up that I am drawing from the left-overs of God's mercy.  Rather, they are NEW.  Brand new every single morning.  Because of this, it gives me hope to press on and fires me up to reach out to those who need to know that God desires to show mercy to them.  Because the truth of the matter is that it is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD. Salvation is coming.  Hang in there.

What are you facing? What has you consumed with thoughts of condemnation, regret, bitterness, discouragement, etc...? Let me remind you of this: God's mercies are NEW for you today.  They will be NEW for you tomorrow.  Your response should be relief and gratefulness which causes you to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.

Jesus — Thank you for your new mercies every morning.  Thank you.  I needed this reminder so much today.

1 comment:

  1. And thank you Lord for being our rock on which we stand firm. No matter the storms of life you keep us standing and renewed by the work of your Holy Spirit. It's a brand new day, and today is the day we will rejoice and be glad in it!