Yesterday was rough. Several things that I have been praying about for a long time resurfaced. It came out of nowhere. It was a day that made you reevaluate your theology. It was the kind of day full regrets and made you want a cosmic do over.
But this morning, I am waken to God speaking this scripture over me: “Melissa, my mercies are new every morning.”
So today, God has given me mercy to love the difficult. Forgive the unrepentant. Bless the undeserving. Mercy to believe He is good. Mercy to pray for the sick. Mercy to give with no reservation about how I will pay for that. Mercy to trust. Mercy to hope. Mercy to dream. Mercy to get out of bed and face today.
New, fresh mercies await each of us today! Let us not look back and mourn the past. We can’t change it. The future is unknown. Today is a gift that’s why it’s called the present. Let us fully embrace today – believing, trusting, hoping. Let us tap into the mercies allotted today. God’s mercy is like His manna. You have enough for today and tomorrow you can trust that a new batch will fall. Great is His faithfulness.
“The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!””
Lamentations 3:22-24 NLT