I used to hate making mistakes. But the more I mess up, the more I appreciate God’s mercy! His arms are always open wide, ready to receive your repentant heart, ready to give you grace and strength to start again. There is nothing on earth that is completely new every day and free for the taking but the love and mercy of God!
“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 sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit.
You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God.”
I’ve always been my worst critic. I think a lot of artists can relate to that. We can’t help but take our craft seriously. But if we are stuck in the mud behind us, we won’t be able to participate in the new thing that God is doing before us! I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to miss out on anything my Father is doing!
“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”
The Lord always makes a way. He led his people through the sea by a man with a staff, through the wilderness by a cloud and a pillar of fire. And if you think for one minute that God can’t lead you through the wilderness as well, then you might need to reread the history we have with God. Not once has he failed His people. His faithfulness, His purpose, always prevails.
A verse that I’ve had to proclaim until I believed it is this:
“The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me.”
And what the Lord wills, never fails. May we believe this today. When we know this to the core, it changes how we respond to trials and adversity. Instead of looking down in fear of the deep waters, we may keep our heads up, and our gazes fixed on the One who walks on water.
Fear is only good for the footprints of the children of God. Let your fear propel you into the arms of faith today. Into the arms of mercy and steadfast love. May the perfect love of God abound in us and cast out every fear! For His love is greater and His name higher, than anything we might be going through.