Lamentations 3:22-23

It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

The winner of the first PGA Tour event of the season was crowned yesterday at the Greenbrier Resort. One of the highlights of the week did not involve the winner Joaquin Niemann. Kevin Chappell returned to action after an extended absence due to injury this week. During Friday’s second round, Chappell birdied nine straight holes en route to only the eleventh sub-60 round in Tour history. As most amateur players can appreciate and in typical golf fashion, he followed up the historic round with two rounds over par.

God promises and mercies are new for us each day. The need that was met by Him today will be totally different than the mercy we are able to claim tomorrow. Unlike most consumable goods, God’s mercy is never exhausted. Our need for His grace and mercy is continuous.

Life is tough as we navigate through trials, temptations and disappointments. We come close to failure and sometimes teeter on quitting, but God always gives us a glimmer of hope in the distance. His mercy shines great and sustains our weary souls. Because of this remnant, we are able to persevere and grow stronger for the next obstacle.

God is just and righteous. He is long-suffering but brings judgment when necessary. We are a people who do not like correction and I’m sure God doesn’t particularly enjoy His judgment duties. However, His promised restoration is always full and complete when we repent and get back on track.

We cannot judge today from our experiences of yesterday. Today is a new day full of new challenges, but also new hope and fresh mercy. Even though we feel worn from the ride of life, our God’s grace and mercy is as fresh today as it was when we first believed. We can’t allow yesterday’s 59 give us false hope and expectations for the same today. Similarly, however, the same can be said if yesterday’s posted score was a miserable 109. Today is a new day – Enjoy the ride!

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