His mercy flows in wave after wave
on those who are in awe before him.
~Luke 1:50, The Message
New mercies every morning, I awaken to His unfathomable kindness toward me. I am in awe of this huge God Who somehow cares about the details of my life. Lots of stuff going on right now, none really bad nor really awesome, but the days are busy for me–a little too busy, truth be told. I don’t seem to do anything well, and not a lot gets done. And so we’re two weeks into this new year of possibilities. I have a long resolutions list that I made, and my intent is to master a few of them, but take them on seriously one at a time. Best of intentions, but little progress. But the good news in all of it is that He knows our frame.
If I weren’t sure He’d be there tomorrow morning to catch me as I falter, I am not sure I’d care to try. I know His sure Hand that steadies my path and His encouraging words, “Get up and dust yourself off, and try again.” After all, what are resolutions for if they aren’t to measure how badly we fail? Just kidding. Sort of.
Surely, we will fail. We can’t but God can, and sweetly, that’s enough for this beautiful God Whom we serve. Just bend the neck low before Him, confess our feeble frame, and see His mercy fall over the heap of tired bones and make them new again, ready for another day.