Scripture for Today: Lamentations 3:22-23 “Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: 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.”
I love leftovers. I especially love what is left the next day after a delicious Thanksgiving meal! The flavors have had a chance to really mingle and often the taste is better the day after. However, sometimes there is too much of a good thing and the Mother is stuck with trying to find creative ways of making that turkey taste original and new!
Thankfully, in the spiritual realm there are no leftovers when it comes to God’s compassion! Today’s verse declares that His compassions are new every morning! They are new because each day presents a new need for them. And because He is forgiving, gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in love, He renews His compassion every day. He crowns us with love and compassion (Ps. 103:4) and has compassion on us just as a Father does for his children (Ps. 103:13). It is because He is compassionate that we are not punished as we deserve. It is because of His love that He took that punishment for our sin on Himself.
Every day I can have a new start. The disappointments and failures of yesterday are covered by His forgiveness and grace. I can wake up with hope and expectation only because He is faithful to His promises. His compassion does not wear out or run out. He does not put a limit on His compassion for me or His forgiveness. This renewal of His abounding love for me makes the new day one of possibility and hope!
Lord, thank you for a new start today!