Lamentations 3:21-24 CJB
But in my mind I keep returning to something,
something that gives me hope —
22 that the grace of Adonai is not exhausted,
that his compassion has not ended.
23 [On the contrary,] they are new every morning!
How great your faithfulness!
24 “Adonai is all I have,” I say;
“therefore I will put my hope in him.
New every morning! Do I believe that? Do I live that? Can I surrender to the grace, mercy, compassion and love for me today...and in so doing be filled to allow it to flow to those around me?
Simply, yes...today I give my yes to listen to the voice calling my name, leading me beside the still water, restoring my soul. The new life source ready to release healing, hope and opportunity to join me in a place of surrender. The women in and out of my life live in constant cycles of depression and panic the place of crisis, loss and anxiety. Our neighbors, our friends, our family members can live there too...but I can learn and live a different way.
If you have seen Kung Fu Panda 2 picture Po in the middle of the river with an enemy attacking and in that moment he "gets it" he sees past the chaos, the noise, the distraction and he allows himself to surrender to a place of peace and rest giving him the focus to not only defend but to move strategically and offensively. In the same way we are called to surrender to the Holy Spirit. This is where I choose to head today and to breathe in and breathe out, surrendering to the leading of the Holy Spirit operating in His power, His strength, and His mind.
May you experience this place of surrender today! May you see that the Lord's mercies are new for today! May you be a calm and restful beacon in the midst of the darkness and struggle around you!