Thursday, September 27, 2007

His mercies are new every morning

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

I had opportunity to get tense again this week. There was much to do here at home, I'm still working one (or two) days a week, and my body was feeling the affects of changing weather. All I wanted to do was play a DVD and stay on the sofa all day.

Now, I do have sofa days once in awhile when I know I must rest. After working three weeks full time for Book Rush, I checked a couple seasons of Good Neighbors from my library and did just that. Without the R&R times, I'd become run down and absolutely nothing would be accomplished.

This was different, this was just the same old fatigue and achy feelings that are constant companions, magnified in seasonal weather changes. Those little foxes that spoil the fine so to speak. Nothing severe enough for sofa days. Just challenges that must be faced and worked through.

Today I can look around the house and smile at what can be accomplished just fifteen minutes here and there, one day at a time. After all of these years, I am still amazed how I can go to bed at night ready to give up on life and awaken in the morning ready to tackle a new day.

Life is truly lived one day at a time. Unless you are facing a severe trial, then life is lived one hour...no, one minute at a time.

I know we need to plan and organize, to prepare and make lists, to pray and ponder. However, we also must leave Tomorrow at His feet and not carry worry on our own shoulders. All we can do is all we can do...no more and no less. Tomorrow His mercies will meet us.

Lessons learned the hard way but I learned them, nevertheless. Sometimes I just need a refresher course.

Picture: The End of Harvest; Allposters.com

13 comments:

Mary said...

Brenda, His mercies are new each morning is a favorite bible verse of mine. I always enjoy your posts. You are a blessing!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Sweet friend ... just what my weary mind and body needed to hear. My husband is away on a business trip and I am holding down the fort; and though the children are being wonderful, I am weary from missing my better half (and having someone share the parenting duties so I can be alone for just one minute). He returns tonight around midnight, and since I don't sleep well when he is away, I shall be up to greet him with a big hug. Yes, His mercies are new every morning. Halleluja!

Thank you for the ecouragement!

Debbie *A Kindred in CA* : )

p.s. I miss Jewels so much already!

Mrs.E said...
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Mrs.E said...

What a lovely blog you have. Your posts are informative, inspiring, and encouraging. I am so glad you stopped by to visit me :) and am glad I found my way here. By the way, your recipes sounds wonderful and will have to add some to my recipe box. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Heather said...

I recently listened to a sermon by John piper entitled "Today's Mercies for Today's Troubles" -- something like that. And it was so encouraging along these lines. I am working on applying the truths of what I heard. I am working hard to live one day at a time, and sometimes one hour at time.

Debbieu said...

Hi Brenda,

I just saw your comment on Sarah Clarkson's blog. I'm the same Debbieu (you probably figured that one out already). I finally signed in "officially" since I am more than merely lurking these days. Your sweet home-style "safe" blog invited me into the cyberworld as more than a computer tag. Thank you for taking the time to be real in a mostly cyber world. : )

JOYfully,
Debbie in CA : )

Sue said...

Each day comes with a blessing if we look hard enough! Love the kitchen photos, very nice!

Haus Frau said...

Every morning is a gift - to begin anew - to drink in His grace - His mercies. Sweet sweet Savior.

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What you wrote on Brin's blog about losing her kitty, was so very thoughtful - truly from the heart. :o)

And I'm in agreement with Debbie...Jewels is dearly missed.

Quinne said...

What a lovely post, Brenda :) Thank you for sharing it. Those precious verses from Lamentations were a favorite promise of my mother's, and I see her face every time I read the words. It is a promise I claim each day! Love to you! Q

Anonymous said...

Aren't we glad the mercies of God are brand new each morning? Every day we get a chance to start fresh.
What a gift. :)
Hey Bren, did you recently put up that picture of the view from your porch? I haven't noticed it before. Love it! I could really go for such a peaceful view. It won't ever happen while living in this cul-de-sac. :)
joanna

Our Family of Five said...

What is it about those last few minutes before bedtime?? Everything always looks impossible, and life just seems to overwhelm us in those closing moments of the day. I've often wondered about that. But its just another evidence that God's word is so true......His mercies are new every morning, and every morning we feel like conquering heroes again... :)

StaceyStace said...

I love this! I just finished telling my kids, "Any homework not done at this point is shifted to morning. Get in your jammies, and off you go!" There's nothing like the hope of a new day!

Anonymous said...

I found your blog when I did a google search for "His mercies are new every morning." I was looking for the Bible reference to send my brother, who I have been praying for many years now. I am thankful to the Lord that he is finally coming around & slowly surrendering his life to God. I enjoyed listening to the music for a while & then I read your entry. The amazing thing is that just this morning I was praying that God would help me get organized. I just felt Him speak to my heart through your words & say, "all you can do is all you can do..you will learn to get organized..don't give up, just keep trying." Thank you for sharing your heart. I just wanted you to know that it blessed me. May God bless you & continue to give you strength for each day.