new every morning

A beautiful thing is happening.

I've been struggling these past few weeks, I'm not going to lie. I've been stressed, emotionally and physically, and all I want is to escape.

But His mercies are new every morning. EVERY MORNING! Far too often, I lean on my own understanding, thinking that I can do it on my own.

Dear self, newsflash: YOU CAN'T.

I can't tell you how comforting it is to wake up in the morning and know that I don't have to get through the day on my own. If that were the case, well gosh, I wouldn't be sitting here writing this.

And through the hardship, I am being strengthened! I'm not going to lie: the strengthening doesn't feel very good. I fight against it and scream and cry and just want out. But oh, what joyous news it is to know that I am growing despite the bitterness!

God has never failed me before and He certainly won't now. How blessed I am to call myself a child of God!