God's Word For Today

Daily Devotional

Tomorrow’s New Day

Read Lamentations 3:22–32

Jim was a new believer who had just started attending church. On his birthday, some of his non-Christian friends decided to take him out for a pizza. Pitchers of beer flowed freely. Jim didn’t think a couple drinks would matter. He was wrong. A police officer stopped him on the way home for a burned-out taillight. When the officer smelled alcohol on his breath, he gave Jim a breathalyzer test. Jim soon found himself downtown, booked for a DUI. He felt so ashamed and unworthy. Would God now reject him, not love him anymore?

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness (Lamentations 3:22–23).

Each morning is a type and shadow of God’s eternal love—a reminder of His faithfulness and mercy. The light of a new day means that we can leave the problems of yesterday behind and look forward to a fresh, new beginning. As for Jim, he recommitted his life to God that day. He now serves as a faithful and dedicated elder in his local church.

Thought for Today: Never hesitate to ask God for His forgiveness. His mercy is abundant.

Quicklook: Lamentations 3:22–26