Thursday, August 13, 2015

“Tomorrow when I awaken, the slate will be clean, and a new day will stretch before me. God's mercies are new every morning.” ― Lori Hatcher

God's mercies are new every morning, great is our faithfulness O Lord, great is our faithfulness.

I have written about starting over, and New Years Resolutions, and focuses, and goals many times in my blogging life.  Seems I am always "starting over" - and as Oprah used to say - it gives us a chance to get it right. 

I have only had a small bit of success when starting over.  My favorite time was when I started on Nutrisystem in 2012 and for the next year I basically did it right.  I followed the plan and lost weight, exercised, and felt great.    Even if I had a bad day and even when I was off of the plan for part of that time, I still felt like I was doing things right.  It was a good time in my life.

Alas, I don't think life is always meant to be just that "right" all of the time.  I have more than a blessed life that I give thanks for each day.  However, I am restless with the way I am using my time, the relationships I have, the way I handle myself at times, and yes, about my weight/health.  

Recently I have gone through a very rough period of doubt and fear.  The valleys are not fun, but certainly can be educational.   So, it's not a new year, or a new month, or my birthday, or any special date.  I still plan to end tonight in prayer and Bible reading, and look ahead to God's mercies tomorrow morning.    Once again if you will humor me, I will begin a do-over.  Please check back to see the lessons learned from a summer of unrest . . . maybe they will help you when you are faced with the same.  



2 comments:

  1. "Morning by morning, new mercies I see." I love that hymn! And such a beautiful picture - a grad start every morning. New mercy to cover the shortcomings of the day. He never runs out.

    You have learned some valuable lessons through "the summer of your discontent", but you have come through and there are new mercies and a new start and better times ahead.

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  2. "Morning by morning, new mercies I see." I love that hymn! And such a beautiful picture - a grad start every morning. New mercy to cover the shortcomings of the day. He never runs out.

    You have learned some valuable lessons through "the summer of your discontent", but you have come through and there are new mercies and a new start and better times ahead.

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