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Friday, March 6, 2015

Grab hold of the gospel-Updated

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Good morning!
19 Remember my affliction and my wanderings,
    the wormwood and the gall!
20 My soul continually remembers it
    and is bowed down within me.
21 But this I call to mind,
    and therefore I have hope:
22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
    his mercies never come to an end;
23 they are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.
24 “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
    “therefore I will hope in him.”
25 The Lord is good to those who wait for him,
    to the soul who seeks him.
26 It is good that one should wait quietly
    for the salvation of the Lord.

Lying in bed this morning, I reach for my phone. I see these words.

Yet, waiting outside my bedroom door are the kids home from school, the dishes piled high in the sink, and my own heavy heart seems in opposition to these words of truth. 

His mercies are new this morning, well because they never come to an end. 
Our hope is not based on our circumstances, but in the Lord. 
He is our portion. 
He is what we need for today to fill us.

Save this photo on your phone or your lock screen, or, most importantly, read these words for yourself in the Bible.

See, friend, we are calling this to mind so our souls have hope. 
Every morning when we awake and exhaustion, anxiety or regret assails us. 
Everyday we need to "preach the gospel" to our forgetful hearts. 
Everyday. Even before we leave the bed and hit the ground running, we can confess our hearts. 

Remember His love has never ceased and that He is faithful even when we are faithless. This promise is for you and me, believer. 
Grab hold of it and hold on tight as the day and the stresses of our lives assail us. 

Preach the gospel daily or even hourly. But, if we forget, KNOW you can come back to this place of rest and repentance EVERY morning. So take heart! Great is His Faithfulness.

See you tomorrow, friend.

1 comment:

  1. Give the lead off phrase, "good morning," a much deeper significance!