Monday, September 21, 2015

New EVERY morning!

[From 8/27]

"The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness."
(Lamentations 3:22-23)

What a testimony!  TO know that God's love & mercy is abundant, constant, and everlasting... it's new every morning!  What a gift!  What a faithful God!

There was a time in Israel's history when they didn't know if they'd survive.  They'd just been released from slavery in Egypt.  God had done mighty & amazing things and they were suddenly free.  but that freedom led them tot he desert, where water & food seemed scarce.  When they complained to Moses (and to God!), God gave them a gift: manna.  Daily food.  God gave one day's supply at a time.  No saving.  No hoarding.  Just enough for the day (anything extra would spoil!).  And they got a double share for the weekend (which somehow didn't spoil!).  Every new morning there was a supply of manna waiting.  It never ran out.  It supplied their needs until they entered the Promised Land and could farm & raise crops on their own.

We often get worried about things/circumstances/challenges beyond our control.  In the midst of change (new move, job, church, community, lifestyle, etc.), it's tempting to worry or become distressed.  But God's steadfast love & mercy endures.  Every new day a new supply comes to us.  Every day.  God's faithfulness is great, indeed!  So we can stop worrying.  Stop fearing.  Stop stressing.  Because God's love & mercy is as steady as each new day.

Thank you, Lord, for your great faithfulness!  You have given me all that I need for life, love & joy.  Create in me a heart that recognizes, embraces, and celebrates that daily faithfulness.  AMEN!

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