I remember the days...
The days when I was a stay at home mom, plus I worked when Brian was off or while girls were at pre-school two days a week or I even brought them to work with me AND we were youth pastors at our church.
I felt like I had 16 plates spinning in the air and if one of them came crashing down due to a sick child, a last minute meeting or an appliance that went out, my patience level fell with it.
Sadly, the girls who I had worked so hard to make sure that they were happy and healthy, were the ones that occasionally got the front end of my snappy disposition.
Early on in my adult life I learned about God's mercies in my own life as a prodigal who returned home and once again I was learning about them in the throws of parenthood.
When I would loose my peace and patience, which seemed to happen at night when I was D.O.N.E.... I quickly apologized, asked for forgiveness and shared with our girls that tomorrow is a new day and we get to start over.
Maybe you feel like you are at the place that you want to wipe the slate clean and start again. The good news is it doesn't have to take a blow up or a New Year for a fresh start, do over or start over...
We can do that every single day because His mercies are new every morning.
"The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness." Lamentations 3:22-23
This is one of my favorite verses and favorite things about God and His heavenly parenting of us.
Friend, today is a new day and maybe even a new season for you. I want you to say this declaration prayer out loud as you start fresh today.
"Thank you God for Your steadfast love that never stops or runs out. Thank you for Your unfailing and never-ending mercy and faithfulness that woke me up today and every day. Your love, mercy and faithfulness carried me through 2021 and I trust that they will continue to overflow in my life in 2022 for Your glory. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen."
I'm cheering you on,