Journal Entry ~ 01/27/18

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

Each day is a new day, fresh with His mercies. Every morning we wake, His mercies are new and form fitted for the day in front of us. We have nothing to fear, He's already got everything under control. 

Sometimes I can get so wrapped up in the future, specifically for my children. I fear the decisions they will make, and the future those decision will bring. But He's already there, He already knows our future, and He's got mercy for that day we fear. We can get so wrapped up in how we will deal with the future, fearing the worst, when the reality is we're operating on today's mercy...and today's mercy is only for today and what we're dealing with right now. It isn't for tomorrow because when it is tomorrow, we will get new mercies. I have to keep my thoughts in today. 

My thoughts can sometimes go in the opposite direction as well - I can go to bed with the weight of the world on my shoulders, replaying all the wrong decisions I've made.  It can be overwhelming as I think about things I've said or done, wishing I'd done things differently. But this verse reminds me that every day is a new day. He has already wiped the slate clean and wants to start fresh with me. So thankful we worship a God who has new mercies for me every morning!  

Press on ~ you are loved 💗


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