I love fall! I love back to school, college football, cooler weather and new beginnings. This really is my favorite season. I think I was as giddy as my daughter for the start of the new school year. All this got me thinking about how our God is the God of new beginnings.
“Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23 (ESV)
But God’s new beginnings don’t just restart in the fall or with the New Year. God’s mercies are renewed EVERY MORNING. No matter what happened the day before, when we wake up, God gives us another chance. Every morning His compassions, His mercies and His faithfulness greet us as we start our days.
I’m actually amazed by every phrase of those verses. Verse 22 says, “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed…”. All of our sins and all of our shortcomings that accompany us day in and day out should cause us to be consumed by the wrath and judgment of God. He is holy and we are not. But, instead of being consumed by His wrath, He engulfs us with His great love. Wow!
And His love never fails, it never gives up on us. We can sin day in and day out, we can fail him often, but He never gives up on us. When we run to Him, He opens His arms every morning, over and over and over again so we can be forgiven and given a new start.
Great is His faithfulness!