We have officially moved from Bayfield, Colorado down to Gilbert, Arizona. Our house didn't sell but we're leasing it out, and we've found a nice house down here to lease ourselves. My wife and I are enjoying the area, but most all being back together after nearly nine months a part.
I've had a few thoughts bouncing around my head when I've pushed away other distractions and stopped long enough to listen to the Lord. If you don't mind, I'd like to share one of them.
I've come to appreciate God's 24-hour plan for a day. We never want the great days to end, but I specifically like that if I've blown it big time today, tomorrow is a new day. Maybe you're different, but I tend to beat myself up over mistakes long after I've asked forgiveness. But the night clears the mind and the sunrise brings a reset to life. The day is new and my world is a clean, blank canvas.
One of the few hopeful parts of Lamentations is, “It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.” Psalms 30:5 says, “For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”
If yesterday was full of disaster at work, bad decisions, mistakes or sin, then we should do what we can to make things right. When we've done that, then trust the Bible when it says that if we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. And tomorrow will be a new day to walk more wisely, to think before speaking, and to keep first things first.
If today is turning out to be less than terrific, then take a deep breath and know that a brand new day is less than twenty-four hours away.