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22 It is because of the Lord’s mercy and loving-kindness that we are not consumed, because His [tender] compassions fail not. 23 They are new every morning; great and abundant is Your stability and faithfulness. 24 The Lord is my portion or share, says my living being (my inner self); therefore will I hope in Him and wait expectantly for Him. 25 The Lord is good to those who wait hopefully and expectantly for Him, to those who seek Him [inquire of and for Him and require Him by right of necessity and on the authority of God’s word]. 26 It is good that one should hope in and wait quietly for the salvation (the safety and ease) of the Lord. Lamentations 3: 22-26 AMPC
Every time I close my eyes, having made it through another day, the only reason is God’s mercy and grace. His goodness is the only reason I am alive and healthy, with all my faculties in this very moment. I do not define His goodness by my temporal state, but I am aware that any good I experience is only because of Him. I am not my source. The more I rest in the that, is the more I am released of the weight of performance and pretending and striving to try to earn God’s acceptance. He made me and chose to bring me into being, so He already approves of me…delights in me. He stands back, looking at me and calls me VERY GOOD. God in His majestic sovereignty, ultimate wisdom and unrelenting love, will do as He pleases for my good and His glory. I choose to trust that.
YOU ARE THE REASON Lord, that debt, worry, fear and doubt have not consumed me. You rescue me from the plans of the enemy and even my own mistakes again and again.
Your compassion towards me is tender. You care for me lovingly, attentively and affectionately. Your love NEVER fails. Thank You Lord that Your compassions are NEW EVERY MORNING. You extend compassions customized to every need I will have today. You show me mercy in new ways every day as life’s challenges change. You go ahead of me in time and make provisions that perfectly match my specific needs. You never run out of ways to be good to me. You aren’t surprised or stumped by what I will face today.
Your stability and faithfulness loom large over every problem and seep into the crevices of every challenge. You are a rock and sure place for me.to hide. Like hot lava, Your faithfulness burns up every issue I have, covering over every one of my shortcomings and failures, forever changing the landscape of my life.
You nourish me with Yourself, Lord. When I cry out to You, You give me what I need. You provide me with Yourself. You are my portion. In You, all my needs are met because You are all that I need.
You delight in me as I hope in You. As I expect you to show up in my circumstance, You find new ways to bless and amaze me. When I ask of You as a child to a Father, when I come to You trusting in Your love, expressing my need for You, You respond with GOODNESS beyond my imagination, surpassing what I could even conceive of wanting. As I ask, I stand on the promises of Your Word, knowing that You will do as You have said.
I find joy in hoping in You and waiting on You. I look ahead with joy, not grumbling, knowing that Your plans for me are good and sure. In Jesus’ name, Amen.