Journal Entry ~ 01/24/18

21 But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope:
22 The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end;
23 they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
24 "The LORD is my portion," says my soul, "therefore I will hope in him."  - Lamentations 3:21-24

We are reminded over and over in scripture that our God is a God of mercy...and in this verse, we are reminded that His mercies are new for us every morning. If we are His child, then every morning we wake up, the mercy He has perfectly crafted for the temptations and challenges of the specific day in front of us, are already there waiting for us. That is just amazing to me.  I am not only already forgiven for the times that I denied His mercy yesterday, but He knows me so well, and is sovereign over all in my life, that He can craft mercies that are specific for me and my day today.

But it doesn't stop there. His mercies help me to face and admit how broken I really am, and they allow me to extend mercy to all the failing people in my life. It is His mercy that has brought me to the understanding that mercy and grace are the keys to enduring difficult relationships. God knows who I am, where I am, what I am facing, and in His majestic combination of divine knowledge, power, and compassion, He never fails to meet me with just the right mercies for the moment.

Press on ~ you are loved 💗

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