"Because of the Lord’s great love for us, we are not consumed,
For his compassions never fail. They are new every morning;
Great is your faithfulness"
Every day I fail. I try to get it all right. Really I do. But in spite of all my trying, I fail over and again, and again. And on the days when I'm not trying so hard? Well, I can't even bear to talk about those days.
The above verses have been coming to mind a lot recently. It seems like everywhere I turn there they are...reminding me...comforting me...and encouraging me to trust in His love, and compassion, and His faithfulness.
Good grief. He is right here with me, wanting to grow me, to strengthen me, to love me - - to use me.
I'm thinking if He is willing to give me fresh mercy - fresh compassion - every. single. day. of my failure-strewn life, then the very least I can do is grab His hand, dust off my knees, and forge ahead. again.
...and be unceasingly grateful for the privilege and opportunity to do so.
Some life gifts for which I am grateful this week...
sweet, uninterrupted time with Jesus
my new, easy-on-the-eyes Bible
katie's blog with consistent updates on the babies
my children's reports of answered prayers
fresh mercy (lamentations 3:22-23)
morning Bible study with new, and far-from-new, friends
the arrival of Ann's new book
utter confidence that God is in control
the bittersweet missing of friends far away
the sweet comfort of friends nearby
strength for today
hope for tomorrow
For what are you thankful on this brand-new, shiny Monday? I would love to hear how God has blessed your heart...
...and I hope your Monday is just full of happy!
(A Thousand Gifts #261-273)