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Weekly Encouragement

Why You Should Be Happy Every Morning

Every morning you should be happy, here’s why:

“The faithful love of the LORD never ends!

His mercy never ceases.

Great is his faithfulness:

his mercies begin afresh each morning.”

-Lamentations 3:22-24 NLT

This morning I woke up to reflect on God’s love and it seems so amazing to me because each morning God gives us a new start: a fresh opportunity in which His mercy is new, and His love is kind and unfailing toward us.

Awesome, isn’t it? Knowing regardless of how yesterday went — the times you sinned, the mistakes you’ve made, the wrong that happened — God has given you a fresh, clean slate with the rising sun.

In Hebrew, there are several words for “mercy.” Two of my favorite are the following:

  • Cheçed (pronounced kheh-sed) meaning: rarely (by opposition) reproof, beauty, favor, loving-kindness, pity
  • Kâphar (pronounced kaw-far) meaning: to cover, to condone, to expiate, cancel, cleanse, forgive, pacify, pardon, reconcile
It’s comforting understanding although we are imperfect and fall short of righteousness, God is faithful to forgive our wrongdoing if we ask of forgiveness.
 
This morning, rejoice! God has already forgiven you and forgotten.
 
His mercy endures forever.

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