New Day. New Mercies.
I recapped on chapters 1 and 2 of 5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn’t Quit, by Nicki Koriarz, and I ended up finding a lot of great verses to help me through this cycle of quitting I’ve lived.
“The faithful love of the Lord never ends. His mercies never cease. Great is His faithfulness, His mercies are new each morning.” Lamentations 3:22-23
I desperately needed this reminder because yesterday I struggled, realizing what could’ve been if I hadn’t quit, a once precious friendship just because my feelings got hurt, and what could’ve been if I hadn’t ended my Disney College Program early. But this morning God showed me this verse, this excellent reminder. It reminds me that He can use my mistakes, He can use me despite those misssteps. He used Naomi even though she and her husband Elimelech quit Bethlehem and moved because things got hard. He still used her, I’m just hoping I won’t have to wait to long too see things restored, but His timing is perfect.
Through my review of the first two chapters, I’m reminded I don’t want to get comfortable with my cycle of failure. Naomi and her family got comfortable with the heathen Moabites. Her sons got so comfortable they married two Moabite women.
Naomi lost the anchors of her husband and sons, but when that happened she realized her true anchor, God. She packed up and went back to Him, back to Bethlehem.
I don’t want drastic measures to have to occur for me to wake up and become uncomfortable with my resignation with being okay at resigning.
“For no one is abandoned by the Lord forever. Though He brings grief He shows compassion because His great greatness and unfailing love . For He does not enjoy hurting people or causing them sorrow.” Lamentations 3:31-33
I’m relieved that each morning God’s mercies are new, and after those moments I fall I can turn back and He’ll pick me back up and restore me.
“the Lord your God will restore your fortunes. He will have mercy on you and gather you back…” Deut 30:3
“You have allowed me to suffer much hardship, but you will restore me to life again and lift me up from the depths of the eart. You will restore me to even greater honor and comfort me once again.” Psalm 71:20-21