Lamentations 3:22–23 (NIV): “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.”
“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Thank you for that, Benjamin Franklin. You have immortalized that phrase, though you did steal it from Daniel Defoe and Christopher Bullock.
Throughout these past three centuries, we have repeated that phrase for all occasions, showing the futility of planning, showing that the unexpected will happen, and showing that we should not get our hopes up.
But, I have to admit, even wise Ben Franklin was wrong. There are a few things that are more certain than death and taxes….No, I am not referring to the certainty of rain whenever we go camping.
Every morning the sun will rise. No matter how crazy life is—no matter how hopeless life seems—no matter how fearful the future threatens—the sun will rise in the morning.
This is a promise.
This is a certainty.
This is a sign.
You see, as the sun rises in the east, so God’s compassions, or His mercies, are new every morning.
“Yesterday was hard,” you might say, “I don’t know how I can live today.”
Yesterday is in the past. Today, is a new day. God is standing with His hand stretched to you saying: “Let Me walk through today with you. Let Me give you the strength you need for today.”
Jesus died that we might have a relationship Him. Once we enter that relationship, we have all the benefits of having a personal relationship with the Creator of the Universe. Those blessings include hope and strength from Him to live another day.
Pastor of Calvary Bible Church, Neligh, NE. Missionary with RHMA. Husband to Maggie. Father to Grace, David, and Daniel. Saved by Jesus Christ