Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Mercy Anew

The calendar pages keep flipping and there's a slight chill to the air this morning.

I'm reminded of how quickly time goes by and realize that before I know it, Christmas time will be upon us.

It makes me tired, I'll admit.

And just a little stressed out.

This morning the verse from Lamentations keeps running through my mind.

Without His great love... we would be consumed.

Used up.  Spent...  and sometimes I feel that way even with His great love.

His mercies are new every morning, but here it is not even 9 AM and I already feel like I've used up today's mercies.

Is that even possible?

But He is infinite and I am not.

His love is overflowing and nothing can separate me from His love...

not fights over socks or feeling rushed or feeling inadequate. Not mental exhaustion and questions about this parenting thing.


His mercies are new every morning, and He keeps renewing them throughout the day...

For me.  For you. 

For near thirteen year olds who have "the worst morning ever".

Thank You, Lord... for your faithfulness and mercy and love that covers a multitude of sins. While I don't want a "do-over", thank You that starting right now, this minute, I can have a "do-better". Help me remember that every reaction is a choice. May I choose You, always... even when it is not the response that I most desire. And may, above all, I love like You do, taking those new mercies You give and sharing them with others. In Jesus's name, Amen...