New Mercies


“Morning by morning new mercies I see.”

A beautiful sentiment from the hymn, “Great Is Thy Faithfulness.” The hymn is one of my favorites and has always been a great comfort to me. Certainly we can attribute many qualities to God, but God’s faithfulness is one that speaks to me in special ways.

Yesterday, I felt a little lost, not my usual joyful self. Something was holding me hostage, and I could not even put my finger on it. The feelings of loneliness and sadness came in small waves throughout the day. I just could not seem to shake it. When those days come to me on occasion, I welcome a good night’s sleep, knowing that God’s mercies are new every morning.

All of us experience blue days at times. It’s part of the normal ebb and flow of our emotions. A blue day now and then should not cause despair. Instead, we can use such days as opportunities to reflect on our inner feelings, to spend some time being introspective, and to discover more about who we are. Those days are also times for prayer and meditation, times for becoming closer to God, times for contemplating God’s grace and mercy

I am grateful for God’s faithfulness to me, especially on those down days. I cope by opening my heart to new mercies that come with the light of morning.

I hope you will listen to this timeless hymn on YouTube at this link:

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