The last couple of days have been rough. My bebe hasn’t slept well for several weeks now – the one who has always been an amazing night sleeper. Now she is sick. The holidays were fabulous – it’s the first year in a long time that I haven’t asked God if I could please have a do-over because I didn’t get to enjoy them like I wanted to. But now that the holidays have come and gone and I still don’t feel like routine has returned to our home and it’s begun to wear on me. I’m tired. Weary. And grumpy.
My husband and I were both awake by 5:30 this morning which is so not us considering we are night owls and usually don’t go to bed before midnight. But because we were both awake, it gave us time to reconnect and for me to apologize for my grumpiness of late… and for me to experience mercy. As my husband assured me that everything was OK and today was a new day, a song welled up in my heart,
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases. His mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning, new every morning. Great is Thy faithfulness, oh Lord…”
I turned to Lamentations 3 and read in the Amplified, “But this I recall and therefore have I hope and expectation: It is because of the Lord’s mercy and lovingkindness that we are not consumed, because His tender compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great and abundant is Your stability and faithfulness.”
His mercies new every morning. His stability and faithfulness in abundance when I have none. Today will be a good day. Even though I can still hear my bebe coughing. Even though it’s 10am and we haven’t started our school day. Even though life still has not slowed down. It will be a good day because I will chose to lean into His ever-abundant mercies, stability and faithfulness. Because they are new and available to me today.