Afresh Each Morning


It was very foggy.

As I was driving down the road, I noticed how the mist was thick in a large forested area.

Deciding to move off the road to take some photographs, I pulled into the driveway of a church that happened to be at the edge of the woods.

After capturing the surreal surroundings, I left the trees behind, standing tall in the early morning hours.

Often, I will wake up to an alarm, urging me to get out of bed and start my day.

Almost as often, I set a timer for ten more minutes.

Just after sunrise, it seemed like the forest had been awakened by the first light of the sun creeping in from the horizon, only to have pulled the cover of fog around itself to enjoy just a few more moments of the quiet and still serenity of the night.

The sun would have to come.

It was a new day with the promise of a new beginning.

We have a new beginning with God every day.

The Bible says,

“The faithful love of the Lord never ends!
    His mercies never cease.
 Great is His faithfulness;
    His mercies begin afresh each morning.
 I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance;
    therefore, I will hope in Him!””

—Lamentations 3:22-24


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New Every Morning



The beach was glowing in the sunlight as the new day began.

I sat, watching the splendor unfold before me.

The clouds filled the sky with white, cottony patches that changed in hue as the sun rose.

Every day is a new day.

A new day to live for God.





Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
    for his compassions never fail.
 They are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.
 I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion;
    therefore I will wait for him.”

 The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him,
    to the one who seeks him;
 it is good to wait quietly
    for the salvation of the Lord.

—Lamentations 3:22-26

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every morning