His Mercies are New Every Morning

His Mercies are New Every Morning

Goal-setting ideas fill pages on magazines and are the topics of talk shows every January. Energetic plans follow for a period of time and then the despair of failure sets in and we give up. We may remember the goals of we didn’t follow through on or the mistakes we made. To keep from wallowing in regret, an exercise for success is to rehearse last year’s blessings.

Our humanity tends to remember the bad things and the mind thinks we didn’t have many blessings in the previous calendar days, but God promises that his mercies are new every morning. Therefore, there will always be something to be thankful for.

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).

Here are a few things on my thankful list:

  • We cut debt by selling our house and moving to a smaller place that is easier to take care of.
  • I finished a manuscript for a book of inspirational stories for motorcycle riders.
  • My mother has persevered through health struggles.
  • I contributed to another anthology.
  • Our son started his own ministry and will soon go overseas.
  • I was invited to speak at a ladies church group.
  • Job issues were resolved.

God moved in more ways than these in 2017, but this list shows what we can do to change the mindset of dwelling on failures and instead put the focus on the blessings God has given. Because no matter what our days contained, God was there and He will never leave us or forsake us.

This year’s goals can be accomplished by remembering that His mercies are new every morning and will never run out.

Happy New Year!


Barbara Latta About Barbara Latta

Barbara Latta’s desire is to help others find intimacy with God through a deeper understanding of the power of the Word. She writes a monthly column in her local newspaper and contributes to devotional websites and several anthologies. She is a board member of the East Metro Atlanta Christian Writers. Barbara posts on her blog.


  1. Barbara, this is a great reminder! It sometimes feels daunting to look at the blank slate of a new year and attempt to create realistic goals and commit to follow through. Looking back on the hand of the Lord over the past year is building my confidence and giving me hope! Thanks for this today!

  2. This is an exercise I want to become a habit to train my mind away from the negative where it sometimes wants to wander! Thanks for the encouragement, Stacey!

  3. Great article! Will certainly strive to entertain a spirit of gratitude more often! Thanks for the reminder.

  4. Thanks for your post. I have also decided to take a big dose of Vitamin G this year. The Grateful vitamin. Makes a difference doesn’t it?

  5. Thanks for stopping by the site and sharing!

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