Have you ever had a bad day? I’m not talking about the days filled with bodily aches and pains; rather, I’m referring to those days when it seems you can’t do anything right. Have you ever said or done something wrong? Maybe you’ve had a bad attitude or thought about telling someone what was really on your mind. Or, maybe you just didn’t dot a few “I’s” or cross a few “T’s.”
I don’t know about you, but I know that I’ve missed the mark several days this year. Thankfully, however, God is not like us. When people are unforgiving and vengeful, God is merciful. When we admit our errors, He forgives and forgets. He buries our past and doesn’t resurrect it; “Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning” (Lamentations 3:23, New Living Translation). When our actions qualify us for the death penalty, God’s mercy is our plea bargain!
If you’ve done anything wrong this year, and you’re alive to read this email, then praise God. It’s not that your apology was so convincing; you’re living because of His mercy! If you haven’t received any other blessing this year, then thank God for the fresh start you’ve received every day. He looked beyond our faults and saw our needs; He deserves our praise!