One Minute with God: New Mercies
Who wants to begin a new week with old problems? Or, who desires to confront a stockpile of challenges the moment you walk through the front door? If you are like most individuals who are responsible caregivers than you are probably starting off this day struggling to shake off those old retractable cobwebs that seem to stifle your joy and progress. In my years of ministry, it never ceases to amaze me how good we are at masking our personal limitations. I am sure you’ve heard it said; “when you don’t know what to do - at least act as though you know what you are doing.” Embracing your personal limitations requires a certain level of maturity, and asking for help can at times be humiliating. But, when humiliation has run its full course and you are no longer haunted by the sting of shame it will eventually produce the righteous fruit of humility. Give yourself permission today to not have all the answers to life’s most important questions, or to feel as though you have reached the end of the rope of solving every problem. When you finally embrace this spiritual topography you are now well-positioned to experience God’s infinite mercies. The Bible teaches us that the Lord’s compassion extends beyond a strong feeling of sympathy. But, rather He reaches down from heaven to do for you, what you can not do for yourself.
New Mercies awaits! Lamentations 3:21-23 21 Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: 22 Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. 23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.