Fresh Start

Morning glories are beautiful! They just might be my favorite flower… why?

Because every morning, this is what greets me: fresh blooms…

Morning glories ALWAYS remind me that God’s mercies are new every morning, that His steadfast love never stops…

If you look closely at these pictures from my back yard, you see that tomorrow’s blessings are all ready, poised to unfold tomorrow morning. How amazing is that?

I know this may seem simple, but let me tell you – some of the simplest things hold the deepest truths.

Every single morning I have this opportunity: to take my frustrations and failures from yesterday, and my frightening challenges from today and tomorrow, and place them in God’s hands.

I get to say, “Father, I know these things can seem overwhelming to me – just look at them all – look at this, and that, and how impossible this seems… Look at how so-and-so reacted, and look at that terrible mistake that leader is making… Look at how I messed this or that up. And look at that wonderful opportunity! Father – all this I lay before you and I say I hand you each and every circumstance, concern and dream – let’s make a fresh start of it today! I don’t know what you have planned, but I KNOW you are good and am so excited to walk this path with you! Oh, and yes, thank you for  morning glories…”

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in Him.” Lam. 3:22-24

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