New Every Morning
“This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him” (Lam. 3:21-24). Whenever the human mind must do the same things over and over, we run the risk of getting into a rut. When we are in a rut, everything seems to lose its appeal. Our enthusiasm for things seems to run out. If we have made some type of commitment then we might stick with it, but we do it with little or no heart. If our commitment was weak, then we may give it up entirely despite the commitment.
Same Old, Same Old
Sometimes we refer to this feeling or a season like this as things just being, “Same old, same old.” It brings to mind the idea of someone just trudging along. They don’t care where they are headed and they don’t care when they arrive. They are just going through some motions because it is the thing to do, or it is the thing people are expecting them to do. Do you feel like this today about an area of your life? Do you feel like this today about everything? It happens to everyone. The day-to-day obligations, commitments and just sheer work of life can beat you down into a rut sometimes.
“New Every Morning”
God, however, does not see the unfolding of our days like this. Our Father sees each new day as a new gift. A gift He has given to us, hoping we make the best of it. He gives us today as one single gift, with the intention that we will take this one day and open it, expectantly, with wonder at the beautiful things that He can accomplish through us.
Truly, His compassion and mercies, “are new every morning.” Let us walk into this day with renewed passion for our calling and fresh courage for the difficulties. We do not open up this day alone. The Gift Giver, the Gift Creator stands by, unfolding every moment with us.
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