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. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore, I will wait for him. - Lamentations 3:22-24
Dear Jesus, it is a great privilege for a sinner to awaken every morning. It means that your mercy is still enveloping our lives. I know how very deeply I have hurt you and yet I do not know the full extent of your disappointment. Your mercy makes it hard to tarry long at the pool of guilt. Instead, it moves me quickly to the living, moving waters of forgiveness. When I jump into your forgiveness river, it carries me swiftly past the guilt of my past. I love jumping in this river to swim for you every morning. Oh, Lord, keep me in the river flowing with your grace. AMEN
Guilt is a stagnant pond of self-made scum. Grace is a living river that’s pure enough for a soul to drink.
Additional Reading: Exodus 34:6-7, Psalm 103, Psalm 130, Hosea 11:9, Malachi 3:6-7, Luke 23:45-49.