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Morning By Morning New Mercies I See

Do you ever find yourself struggling because you can’t control the world… well, in the venue of transparency… our own personal world? I admit it. I want to control my home, my husband, my children, their husbands, projects at work, my friends, my kitchen, my pets… my existence and the inertia of the world… basically. Is this too much to ask? Yes… begrudgingly we have to say, yyyeeesss.

Even if I could control all of those things and the permutations that occur from the butterfly effect, that would be a very, very consuming job and I am not able to carry that kind of load… not even!
Thankfully we have a Savior who has the perfect position description and resume for the job. In our weakness, He is strong. His kindness is all we need! So my responsibility then becomes just focusing on Jesus and boasting of his strength (2 Corinthians 12: 9).

A poem written by Thomas Chisolm in 1923, conveys this idea:

“Great is Thy faithfulness,” O God my Father,
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not
As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.

“Great is Thy faithfulness!” “Great is Thy faithfulness!”
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided—
“Great is Thy faithfulness,” Lord, unto me!

Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

Two verses from the book of Lamentations are the root of this wonderful poem:

Lam 3:22 The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end;
Lam 3:23 they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

If you are weak, hurting, vulnerable, in great and consuming need, cling to Gods’ favor, his grace, and tender mercies. They are new each day . This blessing is for you today.

 
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