I’m going to let you in on a little secret….I am not a morning person. Sadly though, I don’t think you could really say I was a night owl either. ;) So each morning when I see the sun start to peek in through my bedroom window, I may or may not roll over and pull the covers over my eyes. I do however take a minute to mentally thank God for the new day and fresh start. I ask Him to “go before me” and then I more than likely fall back asleep.
One thing I know is that no matter how bad the previous day was. No matter how many times you picked up the same pair of shoes off the floor, or how many times you yelled at your kids. No matter how many mumbles of frustration you made while counting down the hours until bedtime, the Lord brings you a new, fresh start every-single-day! Isn’t that amazing and wonderful?! I love this. His mercies really are new every morning like the beautiful words of Lamentations say. In the NIV Bible, the words are so sweet that I have to share them with you. “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23.
I love the picture this paints. God loves us so much that we do not need to be consumed. Let me pause here for a minute and let’s talk about the word, consume. If you think about this verse in relation to everyday life; motherhood, work, marriage…..it is so beautiful and relevant because consume(d) means, destroyed, drained, exhausted. Very fitting, isn’t it? :)
Ok, back to the verse. The Lord loves us so very much that no matter what the previous day held. No matter the crazy (and trust me, this mama knows crazy!) We do not need to be consumed! His compassions never fail! They are new every morning! 365 days a year! Great is His faithfulness. Wow, I don’t know about you but I sure look forward to this promise after an overwhelming day of this crazy little thing we call life. ;)
If you are like me and not a morning person, or even if you are (I really want to be!) I encourage you to look up Lamentations 3:22-23 and let the words soak into your heart so that you may feel His mercies and compassions each and every single morning!