Morning by Morning

Morning in the Arkansas Ozarks

I love the part of the hymn, “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” that says, “morning by morning new mercies I see.” How true that is, that every morning God graces us with new mercies that make life worth living. The Bible says, “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.”

I experienced that today. But day befor yesterday I felt a sense of despair, and I remembered one of my favorite Psalms

“Why are you in despair, my soul? Why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God, because I will praise him once again, since his presence saves me and he is my God.”

Psalm 43:5

But after a night of despairing, the light of God’s new morning refilled me with hope, with the feeling that things were not so bad, with the conviction that I had made it through the night and actually found joy in the morning.

There’s something magical about the morning light, even on rainy days like this one. It just always seems like the sun rises to proclaim God’s fresh, new mercies for the day. I can live with that divine promise, even after the darkest night.

Lailah Gifty Akita says it well: “Each day brings new life, new strength, new dreams and new hope. May you find courage, confidence and hope to reach out for your dreams.”

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