Posted: Thursday, October 30
Verse of the day:
Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. (Lamentations 3:23)
How was your day yesterday? Was it a great day filled with meaningful work and life-giving relationships? Or was it a stressful day filled with unpleasant tasks and conflict? A day marred by your sin or the sin of others? I’ve experienced enough bad days in my lifetime where I’ve hit the pillow exhausted, defeated and discouraged.
Yet on the other side of a few hours of sleep morning comes. And it’s amazing how the new day begins with new mercies. God reminds me that He’s with me, He’s for me, and He will guide me through today. He graciously forgives me of my sin so I can start the day filled with anticipation rather than regret. And He reminds me that He loves me without regard to how well I’m performing. You don’t need to experience miracles to know the faithfulness of God.
Thomas Chisholm wrote “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” as a testament to God’s faithfulness through his very ordinary life. Born in a log cabin in Franklin, Kentucky, Chisholm became a Christian when he was twenty-seven and entered the ministry when he was thirty-six, though poor health forced him to retire after just one year. Yet Chisholm lived to be 94 years old and he could see God’s faithfulness time and again. Today may seem ordinary but it’s another opportunity to prove the faithfulness of God. New mercies are headed your way.