These are days in which so many are facing hard times. It seems everywhere you turn you hear of another couple that is desperately trying to conceive a child without success, or parents that have had to bury a child. Young and old, sickness is everywhere. It knows no boundaries. There are countless marriages barely hanging on by a thread, jobs that have been lost, and homes that are facing foreclosure. When you think about it, things are pretty dismal.
Let me share with you a few of my favorite verses from the 3rd chapter of Lamentations.
19. Remembering my affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall. 20. My soul hath them still in remembrance, and is humbled in me. 21. This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. 22. It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. 23. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. 24. The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. 25. The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.
This reminds me there have been so many trials I have faced where I have witnessed the Hand of God work firsthand.
It does humble me to think of how God has worked in my life and in the lives of my family. Because I know that Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever more, I know he is faithful to bring me through any trouble I may face today or tomorrow.
Believe me, there are times when I don't think I can take anymore. There are times I wonder where God is and I wonder why it feels like I am alone. Sometimes my mind starts racing and I feel like everything is unraveling at the seams.
See, I don't wanna make you think that while the world is falling apart around me, I'm sitting here saying, "Oh, I'll never give that a 2nd thought, I know Jesus is in control.", "What seizures? My genie in a bottle, Jesus, has fixed it all for me.", or "My life is perfect. No problems for Gracie, I know Jesus".
That's not it.
I get angry.
I question God.
I cry out to Him.
I am scared, and I worry what is gonna happen next.
My heart does break for my friends who are trying to have a baby and can't.
It isn't fair my friends buried their 8 year old daughter.
I hate that my daughter has seizures and that her life has been turned upside down by this diagnosis.
I wish I'd never heard the word cancer.
I feel helpless as I watch my friends marriage crumble right before my eyes.
You get the picture. The list goes on and on.
I don't know what will happen next. It could be my job or yours.
The uncertainties are everywhere.
What I am certain of are God's mercies. They are new every morning. They fail not.
Every morning, He foresees what I will face and He supplies me with the perfect portion of mercies to make it through the day. That Day.
He never shorts me or tries to cheat me on mercies. I don't get to 5 o'clock in the afternoon and run out after a really hectic day because He didn't send enough.
I know this post has been all over the place, but God brought those verses to me to remind me that He doesn't fail. He doesn't fall short. He is faithful. His love for us is never ending and His mercies are new every morning.
In these uncertain, trouble filled times, bask in the mercies of each morning. He has those just for you.