“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.

This verse came to my mind this morning as I thought about new beginnings. Each new day is a chance for a fresh start in your life.

Yesterday may have been wonderful, and now you want to do even better. You have more plans and bigger goals; higher mountains are waiting beyond the peaks on which you stand.

Or, yesterday may have been a dismal failure—an experience that you really don’t want to repeat. But today is another day. It is a chance to redeem the past and try again. It’s a clean slate, ready for something fresh.

God gave us many such opportunities. A new day or a new week, a new year or a new time in life—each are His gifts, opportunities for a new start.

We all need that new start from time to time when things go wrong. It’s what grace and forgiveness are about. God gives us a way to start over from the disgrace of yesterday, into the promise of today. His compassions are unfailing—they are new every morning.

New every morning

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