Saturday, July 7, 2012

new every morning...

Are there days when you wake up so thankful for new mercies that morning? Are there nights when you go to bed early because you are anticipating and needing those new mercies so desperately? The very idea of those mercies anew each day is enough to make me shout 'Hallelujah"!

The truth is, those brand spankin' new mercies are what enable us to lay down in peace at night. And to sleep under the shadow of His wing. And to rise in the morning with a fresh slate and a smile of gratitude for an amazing God. 

New mercies.... When God breathed those precious words to the ear of Jeremiah, He knew that we would need them on a regular basis. Sometimes daily. Sometimes I need them hourly. But all of us need them and should be so grateful for them.

"It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not
consumed, His compassions fail not"
(Lamentations 3:22)

Even when we think the troubles we face are all consuming, we can take heart that they will NOT consume us. When we think we can't handle one more problem, one more piece of bad news, one more attitude or one more hurt, His compassions fail not. Not ever! God's compassion is all consuming. And it covers us through any trial we are facing. It carries us... His compassion to us and for us is enough.

"They are new every morning. Great is thy faithfulness"
(Lamentations 3:23)

As believers in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we are not exempt from trials and tribulations. In fact, we are probably more prone to them because the enemy is on the prowl night and day against us! But the knowledge of His unfailing love and compassion enables us to face these troubles. We don't always make the right choice.  We don't always respond the correct way. There are many times that we walk away and quickly regret the words or actions that came forth from us. But in the midst of our feelings of defeat and possibly failure, we can hear our precious Lord whisper to our wounded spirits, 

"My compassion fails not my child. My faithfulness never ends and my mercies never cease!"

New mercies. Each and every morning of our lives. How great is our God? I mean, really, isn't He the most amazing, awesome, wonderful and sweet God?

His love covers when we lose our cool. His compassion reigns when we neglect to serve in love. When we fail, He doesn't. When we err, He corrects. When we can't see a solution, He is our hope. When we walk the wrong path, He gently eases us back on the right one. In our weakness, He is strong. In our temptations, He is our focus.  In our inadequacies, He is our all-in-all. 

"The Lord is my portion, saith my soul. Therefore
will I HOPE in Him."
(Lamentations 3:24)

Consuming compassion.
New Mercies.
Unfailing Love.

Great is Thy faithfulness!


Nana Jul said...

He is definitely Awesome..Our very present Help in time of need!
Things that make you go hmmmmmmmm....
That's God!!
Love ya sister!

Sassy Granny ... said...

I love the photo selection, not to mention the verses!

I'm a morning girl through-and-through. It's as if "grace" can be touched in the early hours; and the day is so fresh & new, like newly fallen snow.

What a Savior!

Melanie said...

Hi, Beth
Your post really blessed me today. I have always loved that verse - "His mercies are new every morning".
I have linked your blog to mine, if that is okay.
Have a blessed day.