But I will sing of Your power; Yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning; For You have been my defense and refuge in the day of my trouble. (Ps 59:16)
We all make our share of mistakes in life. I know I do. Sometimes when we let our guards down or when our spirits are weak, we make a single mistake that undoubtedly changes our lives. Sometimes the ones we consider “little” or “not a big deal” are the same ones we often find ourselves repeating over and over again. At this moment we ask: “Lord, have mercy on me. Help me. Please give me another chance.”
As I continue to walk on this path, I have no doubt that the morning is one of the biggest signs of mercy from God. At the same time, it is one we easily take for granted.
The morning can mean two things. It can mean that God has protected us and given us the strength to pull through the past. Therefore we live to see another day.
We can also think of the morning as another chance from God. We usually ask for a second chance, but how much more amazing is it to think that God gives us enough chances to equal our days! He gives us so many chances to start over and to live our lives differently. He gives us so many opportunities to return to Him.
That is God’s mercy.
Don’t delay. Don’t dwell on the past. Know that each morning when you wake up, you can change your life. And the strength and the power you need to do so lies in God.