Each day is a new opportunity to close the door on the past and experience a brand-new start. The fact that God divided the days into twenty-four-hour segments is evidence that we need to start over on a regular basis. There is always a new day, a new month and a new year. But in order for us to make use of these new beginnings, we must make a decision to do so.
Are you battling guilt and condemnation? Do you feel bad about something you did years ago, or something that happened yesterday? No matter how much time has gone by, the past is still the past. What’s done is done, and only God can take care of it now. Your part is to admit your mistake, repent, receive God’s forgiveness, and go on.
In Lamentations, the prophet Jeremiah encourages us with the news that God’s mercy is new every morning. Every day He gives you a fresh start. I’m so glad God sends a new batch of mercy daily—we can have a new beginning every day!
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