Friday, September 13, 2013

His Mercies are New Every Morning: Hope for the Busy Heart

Someone asked me tonight how on earth I was balancing all the different things in my life right now (college classes, working every day, being on student leadership, etc).  I laughed and responded that I don't sleep (which is true many times), but as the night has passed, I am realizing that answer was all wrong.

   How am I doing it all? By God's grace alone. There is so, so much truth in Lamentations 3:22-23 “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.

     We serve a God who is so, so faithful and He truly does provide new mercies for us each and every morning. It is one thing to know this promise and another to experience it- to need it to be true in your life. He promises in Jeremiah 29:13 that we will find Him if we seek Him. Could we be any more blessed? What a privilege it is to serve a loving and personal God!

    A good friend once told me that God asks us to pray for daily bread, not bread for the next month. If there is one thing I am learning in the season of chaos and busyness, it is that seeking the Lord is a daily process and when we seek Him, He promises to provide. It's not always about having strength for the week, but rather strength for the moment. When I cannot rely on my own strength any longer, I am forced to search for God's strength moment by moment.  

    And then even after God shows me that I can't do it on my own, I still try over and over again. I fail. I get back up and refocus on God. You know the beautiful thing about our Savior though? He is faithful, even when I am faithless. (2 Timothy 2:13)

  So my friends, that is how I am surviving this crazy season of life and I could not be more grateful for the opportunities it has given me to grow closer to the Lord. With His mercy and joy, I can and will continue to live out His calling on my life and I pray you will as well. 

  Joshua 1:9  “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

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