Yesterday’s Failures and Today’s Mercies

Yesterday pressed me, and I failed miserably.

Over the past several months, almost 2-3 years I have been in a ceaseless battle with my health & life. But, yesterday was a broke day. I broke, failed, and for a time gave up. I admit it. I was so tired & weak that I could just throw up my hands and turn away from this path. Hell had unleashed all her hounds against me, and I lowered my sword and shield. I was so tired, between toxic relationships, COVID, cancer, and the hard freeze that pretty much cut off water and power making my life a miserable mess. I thought about quitting, and for a time, I did. I thought about stopping treatment, stopping the meds, and giving in. Broken and wounded, and I felt abandoned by God. I forgot His promises, neglected to remember how He’s been with me in the past, and I gave up.

It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23 (KJV)

Great is the Lord’s faithfulness! His mercies are renewed every morning. Yesterday’s failures cannot hinder today’s mercies for the repentant, for those who are godly sorry for their sins. Yesterday is gone. Jesus’ mercies are renewed today for me and for you.

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