As the sun rises on a new day may the love of Jesus flood every part of your heart and mind. May this gift of a new day fill you with joy. No matter what pain or hurt you might be facing today, never let us take another sunrise for granted. Today is a gift from the Lord and His mercies are new today (Lamentations 3:21-23).

 

So often we take each day for granted as if life will always continue on uninterrupted. In the daily struggle we lose sight of eternity and slowly drift into a cycle of repetition that leaves us empty, distracted, and anxious about so many different things. Today can be different… Jesus calls on us to cast our anxieties on Him because He cares for us (1 Peter 5:7).

 

My prayer for us today is we would not be consumed by the worry and anxieties of life. Let us look to Jesus as the source of our “daily bread” as He promises to provide for our needs for today. Let us look to the Shepherd and draw near to Him. Here in the presence of Jesus we will find rest (Matthew 11:28) as He gives us mercy and grace to help us in our time of need (Hebrews 4:16).