Monday, June 20, 2011
God’s Kindnesses Lead to Joy
It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed,
because his compassions fail not.
They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22-23 (KJV)
As I wrote the following thoughts, I sat in my living room joyful for the cool breeze coming through our living room window. I heard birdsong in the air.
A few days ago,I noticed that the birds’ singing always precedes a bright sunny day. This morning I realize that the gentle stirring of the breeze and the birdsong are kindnesses from God.
God displays his kindness in many other ways. He answers our prayers, comforts us when we hurt-physically, and emotionally. He guides us through times of doubting and distress. He brings people into our lives to help us see Him in their lives. He forgives us when we do wrong. For all these kindnesses He extends to me, I thank Him with joy in my heart.