New Every Morning

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My thoughts have been turned inward lately. Not in a prideful way. As the Lord brings to light the hurting places in my heart, those things that I have kept behind closed doors, away from his grace and mercy, I get overwhelmed. I am becoming more aware of my brokenness and of my need of Him and His restoring grace. I lack. I want. I desire. He alone can fill the cracks, those voids deep inside my heart.

As the Lord brings deep and personal revelation of my constant need of Him, I can tend to focus too much on what I can’t see and I forget to focus on His free gifts of grace and mercy, which allow me to move on into places of freedom.

The LORD is merciful and gracious,
Slow to anger, and abounding in mercy. (Psalms 103:8 NKJ)

I am so thankful for His mercy and compassion. Even though they are free gifts, it’s often hard for me to accept them as such. I find myself striving….striving to be perfect….striving to please….striving to love better…..striving. Yet the Lord calls me to a place of rest in His love. He wants to wash over me with His grace and mercy. His love is steadfast. It is unchanging, immovable and unshakable. There is nothing in my heart that He doesn’t already know. He sees it all and desires to bring healing and freedom. All I have to do is invite Him in to those places so that He can fill the gaps, the holes that have crept into my heart.

His love for me will never cease. I am so thankful for God’s mercy and grace. I am thankful that He brings me to a place of rest. I do not have to work to earn His love.

How about you? Will you allow the steadfast love of the Lord to wash over you? He has enough mercy and grace for whatever you are facing today.

4 Responses to New Every Morning
  1. New Every Morning
    March 28, 2011 | 11:40 pm

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  2. Jinnia
    March 31, 2011 | 1:45 am

    Great article! Those gaps and holes that creep into my heart can be so subtle sometimes. How often I need to come to a place of rest in His grace and love. Thank you for the reminder 🙂

  3. charis
    March 31, 2011 | 11:38 am

    this is a great reminder. His love gives us the grace to become more like Him.

  4. Black Gifts
    April 1, 2011 | 10:17 pm

    This is a great reminder. Sometimes I have doubts about where I fit in to this life, or why things seem to go wrong. I feel that the Lord led me to your post because I needed a reminder of his Grace, so thank you for writing this.