It was a tough time for me. I had a bully boss. As I drove to work each day, the anxious feelings would begin. Monday through Friday, I had to face the man. The only time I felt relief was on Saturday, because I knew I didn’t have to deal with him again for two more days. On Sunday, I started dreading Monday. It wasn’t a good way to live.
As I drove to work each day, I would listen to Brian Doerksen’s “You Shine” CD. His songs spoke to my hurting heart. I realized I needed to find a Scripture that I could turn to during this difficult time. Lamentations 3:22-23 became my lifeline.
“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.”
I realized that I needed God’s mercies every day. I would call out to Him each morning for that day’s mercies. Yesterday’s mercies were gone. At times, it was hourly cries for mercy. Other times, it was minute by minute.
When the cares of the day get in the way of praising you
When the joy is all gone, and I can’t see the dawn of a brand new day
When my thoughts are consumed with uncertainty, fear, despair and gloom
I need your sweet touch with new mercies You give just for today
Rain down your mercies
Each day I awake, I know you will take me through the day
With your mercy and grace and your loving embrace, you’ll lead the way
Though I don’t understand your ways and your plans, I have new hope
For you’ll walk by my side and my path you will guide
I trust you, Lord
God always came through during that difficult time. He always provided the peace and calm that I needed when I asked. He never let me down. It was only through His grace that I was able to make it through that very difficult time.
Mercy for the day.