Journal Entry ~ 01/30/18
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
Oh, there is so much truth in these verses for the anxious mind. God’s mercies are new every morning because each day only has enough mercy in it for that day.
If you're a worrier like me, your mind can quickly end up in the pit when we think on tomorrow. Despair takes over as we fear the what ifs. But they haven't even happened yet, and God would never call us to live through tomorrow’s trials on today’s mercy. This verse reminds us of this truth. Today’s mercies are for today’s troubles. Tomorrow’s mercies are for tomorrow’s troubles. We can get caught up in the what ifs of life, worrying about what may happen tomorrow, and they will destroy our peace. We need to consistently remind ourselves when the Spirit and the glory are needed, they will come.
God gave the Israelites manna one day at a time, He didn't give them their fill for the week, the month, or the year. He didn't give them enough to store up for tomorrow - it's in this same way we must depend on God’s mercy. We only get His mercy and His grace for the day in front of us, there isn't enough to cover tomorrow’s burden. Of course tomorrow’s trials seem overwhelming when we look at them with today's grace - that's because we don't have enough for tomorrow.
Stay in today.
Press on ~ you are loved 💗
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