Have you ever just had one of those days? The ones where you feel like you can’t get anything quite right? One of those days where, you just aren’t sure how things are supposed to go?
Today is one of those days.
I’ve always made it a habit to use this time of year to reevaluate and reorganize life. (As much as it ever seems to get organized.) I’ve never been one for “spring cleaning” because I’m always overly anxious to shake of the confines of school schedules and cold, dreary weather to settle in to evenings at the lake and long walks and weekends where I may or may not get as far as sweeping up the dirt off the floor. I don’t normally care what the house looks like, because as soon as the mountains shed the snow cover, the last thing I want is to be stuck inside. So it’s always more naturally been this time of year, when the air becomes slightly more crisp in the evening and a new school year looms on the not-so-distant horizon that my thoughts turn back to settling back into routine and rhythmic life (and start thinking that I need to pick up the accumulated mess from months of only doing the basics).
But today, despite my best (okay or mediocre) efforts I’m once again questioning if I really hear God’s direction about what the next steps are. Do I stay on certain paths? Is it time to give up a certain hobby to make room for something else? Is there something He’s directed me to do that I’ve let slide? And I inevitably mess up, trip, fall flat on my face (complete with foot in my mouth) when I start to overthink and reason instead of listening to the Spirit’s whispers.
In Lamentations, we find the wonderful truth though, “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV.
How comforting is that? How miraculous is that? TO know that the King of the Universe, the ultimate authority on everything, will never waiver in His steadfast Love for us. That every single day of our lives are met by a God whose mercies never come to an end?
So what do we do on days like today? We repent, forgive and chase after Jesus with our whole hearts. Why? Because we serve a God who will never, ever leave us or forsake us – even on days we feel confused and stumble. He’s still there. So take heart and praise God for His faithfulness!