The Restored Orchard

Encouragement for Today

The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.

Lamentations 3:22‭-‬23 NLT

Holding a grudge or ill feelings towards someone else shows the true nature of your heart. Why are you harboring darkness inside of you even though you are called to live in God’s light? If you’re struggling with releasing offense, here is one truth to remember.

God’s mercies are new each morning.

Today, I want to encourage you to start afresh! Each sunrise is proof of God’s mercy towards you. Understanding life in the light of God’s mercy shouldn’t move you to take advantage of it by harboring darkness in your heart. The Lord’s mercy should move you to live a life worthy of what you’ve been given. How you respond to offense shows the true nature of your heart. If God’s mercy is new each day, why can’t you extend the same? That’s true heart work and that is what God wants from you; for your heart to be refined and life transformed in the light of His great mercy.

Reflect – What areas of your heart are holding on to darkness? How can you embrace God’s renewing mercy and extend it to others each day?

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