Sunday, March 5, 2023

Today Is A Brand New Day

 By: Paula Short

"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

This verse is a favorite for many because it holds so much truth and gives so much reassurance. Every morning, we wake up to a new day with fresh mercies from God. We are given another chance to turn to Him and ask for forgiveness. Wow! How special is that?

The story is told of a man who went to confession every day. The priest became curious and asked him why he felt the need to confess his sins daily. The man replied, "Because I keep sinning every day." Huh, interesting, isn't it?

It can be easy to become discouraged when we frequently mess up and fall short of God's perfection. But just as the sun rises each morning, so does God's mercy. We shouldn't dwell on our past mistakes but rather look forward to new opportunities for the grace that each day brings. Not dwelling on the past is easier said than done, I know. But the more we draw into Jesus, the easier it becomes.

Naturally, this doesn't mean we should take sin lightly. We should desire to live a life that is pleasing to God. But when we do slip up, we can ask God to renew our hearts and minds each morning and trust in His promise of never-ending love and mercy.

So, no matter what dilemmas you may be facing today or what mistakes you made yesterday, big or small, be encouraged and know that God's mercies are new. Take hold of this newly given day, ask for His guidance, and trust in His unfailing love.

God's steadfast love and mercy are more extraordinary than any sin, and he promises forgiveness. Trusting in God's faithfulness day by day makes us confident in his great promise for the future.


Dear Lord, thank You for Your amazing grace and unwavering love. Help me trust in Your mercy each day and not dwell on my past failures or yesterday's problems. In Jesus' name, Amen.


Is it hard for you to stop dwelling on past sins?

Do you have a go-to Bible verse about God's mercies?

Do you have a sentence of hope to offer another reader who may have trouble letting go of past sins?

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