As a Mom, Lamentations 3:21-23 has become so alive to me. I am so grateful for new mercy each morning!
I am so thankful for new mornings. The other night ended with both my girls bawling their eyes out because I took their stuffies away. I took their stuffies away because they wouldn’t listen and clean up in the playroom. I yelled more than I would like to admit. It was not my finest parenting moment.
I always feel awful after a night like that. I don’t like them going to bed in tears. I don’t like fighting with them or yelling at them. It leaves us all feeling miserable.
This must be how God feels as He watches us disobey and try to do things our own way. I’m sure it pains Him to see us behave like that. Some days when we go to bed He must be exhausted at our unfaithfulness.
But, His loving kindness, His mercies, His compassion are new every morning. Every day is a fresh start with Christ! And every day can be a fresh start with us as parents. The slate has been wiped clean, let’s start over again. There is new mercy each morning! Praise the Lord.