Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Tuesday Truth

It's been a bit too long since I've written a Tuesday Truth and I realize that.  I also realize that I'm not real sure where to go with this.  Folks say, "New Year - New Beginning," which is true to some extent.  But as Christians, every day is a fresh start. 

Why should we limit it to only one day a year?  

I could compile a long pity-party list of things in my little life that I'm facing with anxiety and guilt...a few are things I cannnot change, but many (okay, most) are things that I can change - with a little help from Above. 

"Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail.
They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.
I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.”

I have a soft spot in my heart for old church hymns; powerful words and an unforgetable melody.  From the excerpt above comes that great hymn "Great Is Thy Faithfulness."  The chorus of which reads...

Great is Thy faithfulness!
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed, Thy hand hath provided;
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

I think maybe for a long time I just assumed that because I was a "good girl" and a "church go-er" and a "sometimes-on-occasion-Bible-reader," that somehow I was immune to conflict and struggle.  Happily ever after, right? 

Enter in His. Great.  Faithfulness.  Even in the face of adversity - HE is faithful.  Why does God want to see me at my worst?  Because as the faulty human I am, there is no other choice but to run to Him and rest in his renewing mercy.  

And in hindsight -- it's always 20/20 -- those things I thought as heartache were for His glory.  Not that I could boast, but moments of refining to make me more like His Son.  Better yet, how great His faithfulness that He loves me enough to not leave me in the sad place of complacency. 

1 comment:

  1. Great post this morning Susan :) What a gift our Living Creator gives His creation...that unchanging faithfulness. ~Deb