'The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; 23 they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.'
It seems like every time I start something new; a new day, a new year, a new direction, etc., this verse of scripture comes to my mind. I guess it has become one of my favorite scriptures in all of the Word. I wonder why? I guess it’s because I like “start all over” moments. Lord knows, I have needed some of them in my life. This verse screams of the mercy and grace of Jesus. It says that, “If you missed getting things right yesterday, I am giving you another chance today to do better.” I love the thought of that. With this devotional being one that starts a New Year for us, let’s take the opportunity of His grace and mercy and start off fresh.
No matter what you got right or wrong last year, this is a new year. If, like me, you wish you have done a few things differently in times past; this is your moment. According to the promise of God’s Word, His mercies are NEW today; this I can start today and make all the days to come ones I won’t regret.
Prayer focus for today: Dear Lord, Help me put aside all the stuff from my past that I failed to get right and let me start fresh today with new hopes, new dreams, and new desires for the days ahead.