“Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning” (Lamentations 3:23, NLT).

Some like to say God is the God of second chances, but a friend of mine says he’s the God of a million chances. It’s easy to believe this on a day when the sun comes peeking over the horizon, the birds sing and the flowers bloom. Hope surges in our hearts as we remember the faithfulness of God and the hope we have in Christ.

It almost seems God set up the daily cycles of night and day to remind us of the hope he gives us and the chance to begin again each morning. Just as Jeremiah, in the midst of Jerusalem’s troubles, remembered God’s mercy and compassion, so can we too wake up each morning, confident in his unfailing love. His mercies really are fresh each day!