Day 3: Troubles = New Mercies

soulcoffeegraphicOne of the greatest lessons I have learned recently was taught by John Piper in a video series our house church watched about Future Grace.

He used two well-known, oft-quoted verses:

Matthew 6: 34 (NLT)

So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.

and Lamentations 3: 22-23 (ESV)

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.

Between these two passages, there are two things we can count on. In Matthew 6, we read that each day has trouble. This life is not problem free. Each day has trouble.

BUT, we see in Lamentations 3 that God’s mercies are new every single morning.

So, we can conclude that tomorrow will have problems, but tomorrow will also come with new mercies from the Lord. Isn’t that an awesome thought? Tomorrow’s troubles will not arrive without the Lord’s new mercies.

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3 thoughts on “Day 3: Troubles = New Mercies

  1. Hi, Sheila

    I am joining you for some soul coffee these 31 days 😉 Your post was truly encouraging. There are troubles everyday (sometimes the same troubles, sometimes new ones) but there is hope because there will also be new mercies from the Lord! It reminds me of a Nicole Nordman song that says:
    “Your mercies are new every morning
    So let me wake with the dawn
    When the music is through or so it seems to be
    Then let me sing a new song, old things gone
    Every day it’s true, You make all Your mercies new”
    Thanks for the post!

    Read more: Nichole Nordeman – Mercies New Lyrics | MetroLyrics

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