Mercies

But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: 

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; 

His mercies never come to an end; 

they are new every morning; 

great is Your faithfulness. 

“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, 

“Therefore, I will hope in Him.”

Lamentations 3:21-24


God’s mercies — His compassionate love and complete forgiveness — toward us — are NEW every morning

He doesn’t continually replay yesterday’s faults.

He doesn’t avoid conversation or ghost you.

His love doesn’t vary. 

He loves you as only He can.

I don’t take that lightly…but I do take it for granted. 

I don’t rest in the hope of His love like I should. 

I don’t walk gratefully into tomorrow with renewed strength and peace of mind and heart as I could. 

If He doesn’t think about yesterday…why should I? 

If He loves unconditionally…why don’t I?

If He can let go of faults daily…

…then through the power of God’s Almighty, I can too.

And, maybe, someday I will.

 

 

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Susan E. Greenwood is a wife, a mother, and a mother-in-law :D. She has over 28 years of experience in youth and children’s ministries. Susan loves to write blogs, articles, devotionals, and curriculum. She has blogged for bible.org, and authors Mary Demuth, Lynn Cowell, and Ruth Schwenk. Susan writes regularly for skitguys.com. Her passion is to help people live their Life In Stride with the Word of God

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