Updated: Feb 5, 2021
So, maybe recent days haven’t been your best.
In fact, maybe recent months haven’t been.
Perhaps you have felt bogged down by disappointment, exhaustion, anxiety, or depression.
I get it. I think we all do.
Here’s the good news, friend:
God’s mercies for us are new everyday. And His steadfast love never ends.
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23
Other translations use the word “compassions” instead of “mercies”.
Either way, how beautiful?
It’s a new day today.
Even if yesterday was terrible, today is new.
God does not view you based on yesterday’s failures, or yesterday’s emotions.
Today is a clean slate with God.
He has new mercies for you.
Mercies you simply cannot earn or deserve.
And He walks with you, encompassing you in His great, steadfast love.
It’s easy to brush this off. It’s very easy not to even think about this each day.
But here is your reminder that what God has done for you today, making his mercies new, should not be taken for granted.
It’s another day to live in God’s will and bring glory to Him.
It’s another chance to get to know Him better.
Today is a gift, no matter what is happening around us.
Because you can wake up and remember what Jesus came for, and what He died for.
Including us having access to God’s new mercies.
Will you accept his mercies today?
~Kelli Bachara, The Unraveling Blog