Early this morning before daylight I started out walking. I love walking when there is no traffic, the moon is still out and the sun will be rising. As I got down the road a bit I heard a rooster crowing and thought about when the rooster crowed in the Bible as Peter was denying knowing Jesus. When the rooster crowed, Peter remembered the word the Lord had spoken to him: “Before the rooster crows today, you will disown me three times.” And he went outside and wept bitterly.” John 18:13-27
I’ve a lot on my mind this week having to see a doctor with back pain, X-rays and and MRI. Yep, I’m getting older and hopefully this is something they can fix with therapy. I cringe thinking about surgery, but the doctor scared me a bit when he said he was concerned and wanted the MRI. Me, normally a worrier have been at peace. Our sermon on Sunday was on peace.
I saw a friend post this verse on Facebook this morning. Isn’t it always like our Lord to know exactly what we need. He knew Sunday that there sermon I heard would guide me through this week. He knew the verse I saw posted today was exactly what I needed TODAY. Lamentations 3:22-23 is one of my favorites, and was on my heart as I walked hoping to catch a picture of a beautiful sunrise. There was one yesterday, but my iPhone was in download mode for the new IOS 11 update today and well I missed that one.
Lamentations 3:22-23 KJV Verse Mapped
It is of the Lord‘s mercies (compassions, forgiveness) that we are not consumed (destroyed, devoured), because his compassions (tenderness, sympathy, kindness) fail (dwindle, fade away) not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness (constancy, loyal, steady).
- It means that every single morning when I wake up His mercies are new for me. ALL my mistakes of yesterday have been covered. They are forgiven.
- He wants to do a fresh work on you and me this morning, every morning.
- His love never ends.
- His mercies never end, never cease. Because of this He is our hope. He provides us strength each day no matter what we are going through.
Yesterday is gone. Today is a new day. Do not worry about yesterday or tomorrow. He will give each one of us ENOUGH for each and every day.
We don’t know what our future holds, but no matter what it holds we know from this verse that his mercies are new every morning. What about tomorrow? New mercies given tomorrow.
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