A Fresh Start

Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not, they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:22-23

One of the most comforting tenets of Christianity is that God provided a way for us to get to Heaven with-out having to be perfect. God, in His mercy, gives us a new day every day in which we can begin again to serve Him. He wants us to be righteous, but He knows we will never totally arrive.

The healthy Christian life doesn’t come naturally to women on the journey. Our habit is to live in destructive relationships. We have to strive daily to develop healthy, new behaviors.

Sainthood doesn’t come until Heaven. Our goal on earth is to grow toward Christ-likeness by making healthy choices which lead to healthy habits. As we change our behaviors in small ways, we see evidence of God’s mercy.

It’s easy to take backward steps. Let’s determine not to fall backward today, but instead to accept His mercy this day and go forward. God is there to lead us faithfully each step of the way.

Prayer:  Thank you, Lord, for being merciful, compassionate, and faithful toward me in spite of my shortcomings.


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