A New Day

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I don’t know about you, but I’m in a stage of life right now where I’m trying so hard to find systems, strategies, and routines that work for both me and my family.  Ones that help streamline our life and bring much needed order to our happy chaos.

With just  24 hours in a day, I so desperately want to make the most of each one, and so I’m trying to figure out how to have a balanced life–one that involves working, playing, and resting.  One that can bring order and clarity rather than chaos and confusion.  One that gives us life rather than drains it.

Some baby steps for me include meal planning, limited TV, no less sugar, and wiping down my kitchen counters every night (like I said, baby steps).

I’ll be honest, some days are better than others.  There are some nights, I put my head on the pillow to go to bed and think, “today was a good day–I’m getting the hang of this “working, mothering two kids, and wife-ing my one husband thing.”

But most nights, I go to bed feeling like a failure on all fronts–exhausted, defeated, and like I just wasted so many of the hours within my day.  My to-do list isn’t checked off, my laundry is still piled high, and I have so many shoes on my bedroom floor that going to the bathroom at night is just plain dangerous.

The beautiful thing?

Each day is NEW.  Each day is a chance to try it all over again.  Each day is a gift from God where we can start fresh with a clean slate.

Today, I need to hear that.  I need to inhale that and remember that today, and every day, God’s mercies and His grace are NEW.

Our systems and strategies may fail, but He. Does. Not.  No, not ever!

Trust in Him.  Cling to Him.  And let Him walk you through each new day.

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end;

they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22-23

This is the day the Lord has made;
We will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 18:24

  • Cally Everett

    Thanks, Elizabeth! I needed this reminder!