The “New Thing” to remember.
Starting into February, things that were so new and exciting as we charged into the New Year, may be starting to get pretty old about now. Those commitments to eat better, exercise more, watch your expenses, pray and read your Bibles daily, or maybe just make it to church or work on time in 2017. Whatever the resolve, the day after day can wear us down a bit. It’s hard to feel new in the dead of winter when all that sounds good is a cup of hot chocolate and a warm blanket.
“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.”
I really needed a pep talk from my Heavenly Father this morning and this is what He reminded me of. In Lamentations, a book of laments, believe it or not. The Greek title of this book is “Tears/Wailings.” Written by the prophet Jeremiah. He had just witnessed the downfall of God’s people. He was way down there. We can’t even imagine the awful. But lamenting to God is not wrong. God wants us to go to Him with everything so we can experience His grace in everything. This is huge and deep and the lessons we can learn from this book go far beyond what this girl can even fathom.
I prayed that God would give me a resolve that keeps going after the “newness” wears off. That I would remember how the new felt when the lazy and the procrastination traits in me show their ugly heads. I prayed for Him to cause me to keep pressing like its still new. Maybe that’s why God decided a day lasts just 24 hours and we get a new one. He knew we would need a new one and His compassion is there, “new every morning.”
It’s a new day, a new week, in a new month ladies! Pull yourself up, stand in His presence and begin again. Lament, repent and repurpose yourself before Him. I guarantee His compassion is unfailing and His grace unending.