Today is a brand-new day. A day of new beginnings, a new start, and a chance to do good and glorify God. Yesterday and its disappointments are gone. I start fresh today. God promised he removed my sins “as far as the east is from the west,” (Psalm 103:12). So if God forgives and forgets, why can’t I?
“I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall.” (Lamentations 3:19). Yes, my soul is downcast, but not due to any negligence from God, but because I allowed negative emotions to dwell within my mind. If I allow bitterness, I will remain in the state of hopelessness. I do have hope. Hope wins. God is willing to pick me up out of the dredges, dust me off, and set my feet on the proper path again.
Prayer: Dear God, I’m ready to return to you, my safe refuge and fortress. Thank you for watching out for me and my best interests. No one else on earth is capable of doing this for me.
Ask: Is there a root of bitterness or anger that festers within your soul? Maybe it’s a grumbling attitude that’s eating away at the core of your joy. Are you willing to trust God to eradicate those negative emotions?