October 27

Written by Bill Grandi on October 27th, 2021

So here I am early in the morning. Earlier than usual that is. I didn’t sleep well. I’m thinking several things played into that…nothing specific I can put my finger on. I did receive a steroid shot in my knee so that played into it I’m sure. Plus I have some things on my mind. Not worry but some decisions which need to be made. Nothing bad or serious…they are just there (if you know what I mean).

Anyway, God in His inimitable way comes when and where needed. The book of Jeremiah records Jeremiah’s struggles; Lamentations his anguish over the nation of Judah’s stubborn refusal to follow God. And yet, in his darkest hour, he writes these great words:

I recall this to my mind, Therefore I wait. The Lord’s acts of mercy indeed do not end, For His compassions do not fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.” Lam.3:21-23

Then I read Psalm 119:156:

Great are Your mercies, Lord; Revive me according to Your judgments.”  (I finished a week in Psalm 119 this morning)

New every morning. Great is His faithfulness. Can there be any words or thought richer; more packed with meaning; more promising of hope; more overwhelming with love that those? I think one would be hard-pressed to find them.

So even though I’m sure fatigue will hit sometime today, I am “revived” (as the psalmist puts it) by the promise of God’s new morning mercies.

“Father, thank you. They are the only words I can find to say right now.”

All Scripture from NASB2020.


4 Comments so far ↓

  1. Ryan S. says:

    Hard to sleep when the mind won’t shut down. I have found something that has helped me sleep… Probably just a gimmick, but does seem to work.
    Whenever I am laying in bed and tossing and turning or just unable to shut my mind off… I will breathe in and think of the number 1… breathe out and think of 0. slow methodical breathes and just 1’s and 0’s I have found it helps me not focus on other things and the simplicity quickly puts me to sleep…

    Praying for sustained energy for you today and for God to lead you in the decisions you have to make.

    Have a good day my friend!

  2. I remember when a doctor put me on steroids after I had an allergic reaction years back. Even though I know I slept, it never really felt like it, so I can attest to that part of your sleeplessness, Bill.
    So grateful for God and His new mercies every morning!

    • Bill Grandi says:

      It has been over three years since my last shot and I had forgotten about the sleeplessness. I’m hoping tonight is different. And, as you, I am grateful as well.