New Every Morning
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 NIV).
Are you discouraged today because of a failure yesterday? Are you afraid to face the challenges of today because you had struggled very hard yesterday; yet failed? Does the thought of the repeated failures hammer away in your mind, “Bang! Bang?” Have you carried over from yesterday the shame of failure? Take a moment to answer these questions. Even if the answer to all these questions is a big YES, take heart there is hope.
You can have hope for today and the future because of the great love of the Lord. His love is so great that it protects us from total destruction even in the moments of our failures. He looks on us with great compassion. His compassion is greater than the compassion a mother will have towards her newborn babe crying in her hands. More than that God’s compassions never fail. It means that it cannot be exhausted. Its supply is endless. “They are new every morning!”
It is heartening to know that God gives you a new day to begin all over again! The past record of shame, guilt and defeat is wiped clean in the outflow and overflow of His never-failing compassion. God longs to give you a fresh start. He wants you to begin this new day with confidence. He wants you to trust in His faithfulness. That means that He will support you and uphold you in all the difficult moments you face. He wants you to cherish the newness that renews and refreshes you. Take heart my friend, God is giving you a new day right now!