Faithfulness Day and Night

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The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. Lamentations 3:22-23

I love taking photos of sunrises and sunsets no matter where I am in the world. It’s God’s artwork and it draws me closer to Him. Every one of them is different and beautiful in its own way. We are in awe of Him who created it all and continues to create beauty.

His beauty speaks to us and we are never alone. We can speak with Him anytime, day or night. Sunrise is God’s “Good morning.” I can look forward to the day, knowing He will guide and protect me. His mercies are new every morning. What a wonderful promise! Today is a new beginning, and God can open my eyes to new friends, possibilities, opportunities. And then, in the evening as the sun goes down in all its glory, “God’s “Good night” reassures me that I am in His hand and on His heart, and He watches over me as I sleep. Morning, evening, or in the darkest stretches of the night, He is never far away.

Through many dangers, toils, and snares, I have already come; ‘Tis grace has brought me safe thus, far And grace will lead me home (Amazing Grace).

REFLECT

What does it mean that God’s mercies are new, or fresh, every day? How can remembering God’s faithful presence and protection give you peace as you go about your daily activities?

APPLY

This week, make an effort to view at least one sunrise and one sunset, observing the incredible beauty of our Creator. Choose one Scripture passage to read every morning and another every evening (maybe Lam. 3:22-23 in the morning and Psalm 121 at night). Let these truths about God’s presence, mercy and loving protection fill your mind and influence your thoughts through the day and the night.

CONNECT WITH GOD

Lord God, I am grateful, for Your amazing sunrises and sunsets, which remind me of Your love and Your presence. Thank You that Your mercies begin afresh each day. Your forgiveness allows me to begin every morning anew,, ready to see what You have for me. In the evening, when I lie down to sleep, may I rest in the knowledge that You have been with me all day and will continue to watch over me.

Satisfy us each morning with your unfailing love, so we may sing for joy all our days. Psalm 90:14

(idea credit to Francine Rivers, Earth Psalms)

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