A New Day
What’s the first thing you think about when you wake up in the morning? For most of us, when the alarm goes off we begin to think about the burdens of the day. Busy workload, upcoming meetings, traffic, and other responsibilities creep into our minds. Our to-do list overcomes our thoughts and if we’re not careful, those first few groggy minutes can define the rest of our day.
Often we focus on how we are going to get through the day, instead of entrusting the day to the Lord. How much better would our days be if we began them by giving the trials of the day over to Christ? The Lord is faithful and will be there every morning with enough new mercy to get us through today’s responsibilities, demands and pains.
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. ‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I will hope in Him.’” Lamentations 3:22-24
I encourage you to fix your eyes on Jesus and cast your burdens on Him daily. He can handle them better than we ever could. This year make time to spend with God a priority. Spend time in His word daily and commit to praying throughout the day.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7