Have you ever had a day where you’d really like a do-over? I have. Today, as a matter of fact. The picture at the left is my car. It doesn’t always look like that. A split-second mistake made it look that way. Thankfully, the split-second didn’t last any longer or I wouldn’t have been able to minimize the damage. Again thankfully, no one was hurt. I couldn’t help thinking, though, how nice it would be to be able to go back to this morning and do this day over again. A do-over. The only problem is, would I do it any differently if given the chance? Or, would I be stuck reliving the same crappy day over and over, like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day?
That thought, for some reason, reminded me of this verse:
“Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” – Lamentations 3:22-23
It’s not exactly a do-over, but it’s the closest we’re going to get. It’s nice to know that God is faithful even when I’m not. His compassions never fail. Mine fail all the time. His mercy is brand new every morning. That’s good, because some days I don’t even make it through breakfast without needing a healthy dose of it.
So, after venting a little, I took some time to ponder what really happened today, and I realized how God protected me and the family in the other car. What do you know? – I didn’t even have to wait until morning for his mercy. This day could have been a lot worse.
Do you need a do-over today?