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God’s Lovingkindness & Mercy

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Sometimes when I’ve had a really, really bad day, an “ugly” day where nothing has gone right, or I’ve constantly messed up; I just love to go to bed early and “sleep it off” because I know fresh mercies will be found in the morning!  They are new every morning.  

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Mercy:  “compassion”; “forgiveness” – that’s what God does for us.  He forgives us, allows us to begin again with a clean slate.  So when we’ve had a horrible hour or day, it’s not over. When the world around us is crashing in…. arise and shine because the light has come…. It’s a new day.  Most of us are thinking, thank goodness, right? 

Merriam-Webster defines lovingkindness as “tender and benevolent affection”.  

“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His lovingkindness is everlasting.” (Psalm 118:29; NAS)

Thank goodness His compassion and mercies are there for us…. each and every day and everlasting!

God’s mercy – fresh mercies every morning.  That means, we can get up every morning and start again. 

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“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”  (Lamentations 3:22-23 – ESV)

That’s probably why we’ve heard the old saying. “After all, tomorrow is another day.”  (Margaret Mitchell, “Gone With The Wind”)…. and “things will look better in the morning.”  

The Psalms also share “Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;” (Psalm103:4 – KJV)        

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Every day is a new beginning, so take a deep breath and start anew!

“The Lord is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made.” (Psalm 145:9 – ESV)  

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We can observe God’s lovingkindness all around us when we stay hopeful and open to it – a beautiful sunny day … a cardinal chirping outside your window … the sweet smile on my new grandson’s face … a sweet text message from one of our children.

With all of the beautiful mercies and grace that God offers us each and every day, I choose to silently celebrate every morning the day the Lord has made!  Even the birds sing His praises as the sun comes up.

Until next time, friend.

~Clare

 

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Clare is a 57-year-old fun loving Italian-American self-proclaimed “Jersey Girl” who believes, “Life ain’t easy street. Life is one of those crazy little city streets, complete with potholes that could swallow your car.” With one foot planted in fun and the other planted firmly in her Christian faith, Clare enjoys making people laugh while helping them navigate life’s “crazy little city streets”. Clare has raised two girls (now grown young adults) with her husband, Michial, Clare is ready to take on the challenges of making new friends through her blog, Life Ain’t Easy Street. With an aim to entertain while addressing topics important to women, Clare’s focus on the positive power of good stories, good friends, inspiring women, and strong faith will have you looking forward to reading the next post. Clare is a freelance writer who lives a real life in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.

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