“Mornings are the hardest,” she whispered. I knew exactly what she meant. I haven’t lost a spouse, but I’ve had my share of heartache. Grief has a way of rearing its head in the morning. As we rub the sleep out of our eyes, we awaken to the realization that the diagnosis is in, the affair has been confirmed, the child has walked away, or our loved one is gone forever. The devastation we thought was a nightmare is our new reality, and we want to crawl under our covers and never come out.
Maybe that’s why Scripture is filled with promises for the morning. “God is in the midst of her. She shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns” (Psalm 46:5). Just as the sun crests over the horizon, God is present to help.
“Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul” (Psalm 143:8).
“Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days” (Psalm 90:14).
Alongside our grief, God reminds us of His faithful love.
“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). The word “mercies” in this verse refers to God’s steadfast love, His goodness and kindness.
When you can’t imagine how you’ll make it through another day, or week, or month, or year, take comfort in this truth: God will surround you with His steadfast love when you wake up tomorrow morning. And the morning after that, and every morning after that…
Let’s look to Him together as morning dawns.
Oh, this spoke to my heart this morning, Teresa!
No matter what has been or what is to come, every morning holds the promise of God’s presence. Oh! I’m going to think about that all day.
Thank you, sister!
Don’t these promises hold so much hope? I love how God’s word spoke to your heart♥️!
Right on! These are the verses to have right beside your bed, or in your head, every morning. You have my go-to listed: Psalm 90:14.
Yes! These are verses to memorize and hide in our hearts! Psalm 90:14 is one I learned this year ♥️.
Love this. Mornings can be The Worst… but I LOVE this reminder that God is with us in them.
I agree Caryn! I’m so thankful for these promises – on those hard mornings especially!❤️
So comforting and encouraging to know that God’s love and mercies never end! Something to remember each morning when I awaken! Thanks, Tere ❤️❤️
Yes, these promises hold so much hope for us!!❤️
Perfect timing.. absolutely needed this
I’m so glad these verses encouraged you today ❤️!
Those verses really put my head and heart in the right place. Psalm 90, sung by Shane and Shane , is a blessing to listen to , to emphasize His presence and daily gifts to us. So very well out, Teresa. Thank you.
As I approach yet another one-year “lossversary”, this was the sweet reminder I need to press into God and let Him carry me through.
Cyndi, praying these promises will wrap you up in truth and comfort as you walk through your grief…again. He is holding you close!♥️