A day in which nearly every waking moment was filled with a tantrum, an argument, a complaint, a total meltdown, an act of disobedience or the ultimate combo platter.
It was mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally, exhausting. My eyes welled up with tears on more than one occasion through the long day. It was one of those days that you loose hope…that you feel absolutely stuck. Photo Credit
My selfishness took over and tempted me to throw in the towel. (Like I even have a choice.)
Not even a hot bath could shake it.
I needed a fresh beginning that only God could provide.
Lamentations 3:22-23 “The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
His love and mercy are always fresh!
So I woke up this morning clinging to His promises that “His mercies are new every morning” and choosing to be joyful, thankful, and obedient to His calling in my life regardless of my circumstances or the possible insignificant difficulties that I may face in the hours ahead.
I Peter 1:3-7 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation read to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuiness of your faith – more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire – may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”
(Thank you so much for this reminder, Mari!)
There’s much comfort, hope, joy, mercy, and encouragement in the Gospel. How often I forget its promises and its truth! It’s fresh and applicable EVERY SINGLE DAY.
May it be your strength today no matter what you difficulty you may be facing, sweet friends!