Lamentations 3:22-23

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.  (NIV)
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Artwork by Jack Ryan

Whenever I have read this passage, the part that stands out to me more than anything is “new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”  This is encouraging in so many areas of my life.  If my quiet times are infrequent – NEW EVERY MORNING.  If I am trying to eat healthier and mess up – NEW EVERY MORNING.  If I got frustrated with the kids – NEW EVERY MORNING.  It makes me feel like there is hope and things are not a total loss.

Tomorrow is a new day with new opportunities to try harder, do better. I have so many choices each and every day that if I would just take the time to remember and trust God’s faithfulness, that will give me confidence in my future.

The way I like to think of God’s faithfulness daily is to think of God, not just being there, not just loving me, but also holding my hand. Now that is a great feeling!

 Lord, Thank you for second chances. Thank you for loving me. Thank you for holding my hand, and please help me not to let go!! Amen