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Updated: Dec 14, 2018

January 8, 2018

Daffodils represent forgiveness, mercy, a new start.

“But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. ‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I will hope in Him.’”

- Lamentations 3:21-24 (NIV)

Some of us may have broken our New Year’s resolutions by now. Some of us might have broken our New Year’s resolution every day since we made it. Maybe it’s our over-eating, under-eating, laziness, lust, low self-esteem, gossip, or any of the many struggles every single one of us faces.

Praise God, we can never hit our limit with Him “His mercies never come to an end.” So maybe you sat down last night after a successful day of eating healthful and you killed an entire carton of ice cream…it feels pretty lousy, huh? It doesn’t mean all of your efforts are wasted. It means you’re human. The most beautiful phrase I have learned is “imperfect progress.” Maybe you’ll do it again, but next time it’s half a carton instead of the whole. Okay, getting better… The next time it is less and less until you’re not giving in when temptation strikes. You’re alert and ready by claiming, “The Lord is my portion!”

Don’t let one mistake blow the whole day by wallowing in it. Love God by letting Him be your portion. Love yourself by allowing grace to flood in when you’ve messed up and remember...

“His mercies are made new every morning; great is His faithfulness.”
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