One of this earth’s most beautiful things is the dawn of a new day. The colors and majesty that are portrayed as the sun rises can be breathtaking. Dawn signals a new beginning and new life. Yesterday is over and today is a fresh start. When we start new with Christ, it is the dawn of a new day spiritually. The old life is put behind us, and a new life is in front of us. Start this new day by realizing what Jesus has done for you.
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.”
Time to Start Over?
Do you need a fresh start in your life? Are you ready for a new day to dawn? When we decide to start over with Jesus the darkness of the past is removed. That doesn’t mean we won’t still have struggles, but those struggles that bound us before have been defeated, and we have a new beginning.
Fill Your Heart
Begin your new day by jumping into the Word of God. Fill your heart with his wisdom. Part of a fresh start is changing what we focus on and what we put into our hearts and minds. We need to change what goes in so that it will change what goes out. When we change the content that we are putting into our minds, it will eventually eliminate and push out that which holds us back.
Jeremiah the prophet was the writer of Lamentations. He knew what it was like to struggle with hard times and a bitter heart. He is known as the weeping prophet. Through the gentle hand of the Lord, he was able to overcome it. We see in this verse what he has learned; the Lord’s love is steadfast, and he never stops loving us. That means he doesn’t give up on us. He looks at our failures and moves toward us, not away.
New Every Morning
The Lord’s mercy is new every morning. What a great encouragement! Every day, when we wake up, his mercy is there for us. When we blow it he doesn’t give us the punishment we deserve; he just continues to love us. If yesterday was horrible, we have the confidence that God is still there to love us the same today.
Our Daily Portion
Finally, we see Jeremiah tell us that God is our portion. When we put our faith in Christ, He is enough for us. We don’t need anything else. That portion comes with a hope that sustains us. That’s enough to make us get up in the morning. Walk into your new day in Christ right now. Ask Jesus to forgive you for your past sin; verbally speak out that you believe he is the son of God, and ask for the Holy Spirit to fill you. A new day will dawn on you once you do.