Mercies Anew

December 1, 2011 — 2 Comments

Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope. 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.         Lam. 3:20-23

His mercies are new every morning. Isn’t that great news? I can get so consumed in the current issues at hand and forget that He is compassionate and faithful. I am thankful we can start a new day and give our fears and worries to Him. Because my fears of yesterday are still my fears and worries today but I’m trying not to be consumed by them. That picture is from my backyard and as you can see, those gold leaves are still hanging on and so am I. (If you also look closely you can see that my flower pot still has flowering plants in it. Yes it does!)

I won’t go into detail about all the things that are hard on here but one of the things that has been good about blogging for me is that it helps me process. It’s not the whole of our life, it is snapshots of what’s going on. Some of those are amazing and some are just plain hard. And I’m not the type to only write about the good, because well that’s just not how life works and I’m a fan of more transparency than that. I will share this though. If you are the praying type please pray for our housing. We are in need of new renters (preferably buyers) in Bozeman asap, we are so over showing this house to multiple people a week (and they usually want it at dinner time which you know with two small kids is the WORST time of the day), and we are still waiting and in process on the new house. It’s a stretch trusting God with this. Housing is kind of a big deal. I am reminded though during this season that Jesus was born in a stable and that was God’s provision for them. Our King, was born in a stable. One other thing is that you can pray for some health issues and an upcoming surgery for me. I’m hoping this will be the last one for quite some time and maybe later I’ll share more about that, but for now pray for health, healing and the ability to pay for it. Hopefully that gives you a little insight into what’s going on around here. Life is full of twists and turns and we’re just trying to be obedient to God along the way.

The sun continues to shine here which is amazing to me. This is Portland after all. What about you? What are you struggling with? I would love to pray for you. I pray that whatever your struggle you would experience God’s mercies anew each day.

Jody

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2 responses to Mercies Anew

  1. You can pray that my hard little heart wouldn’t be so bitter about the FLOWERS IN YOUR POT IN DECEMBER!!!!

    I love you so. Your whole family is in my heart and prayers.

  2. Stephanie Sauter December 1, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Jody, I so appreciate your vulnerability. I am praying for you dear friend. And please pray for me and my health too. I’ve been feeling pretty angry about my limitations and guilty for feeling that way when I know it could be so much worse. And I’m emotionally exhausted. Thanks for praying my friend! I’m excited to see you in just a few short weeks! Hugs, Stephanie

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