Tuesday, January 11, 2011

His Mercies Are New Every Morning

Well, I'm 48 years old and I still have to learn things over and over again. I should have known that the best laid plans will somehow go awry, especially when you are trying to do something for God. It seems that Satan has fought me since Day 1 of this endeavor and I can say it has gotten a little discouraging. 

I had this thing all planned out. My OCD mind thought that starting this blog and my weight loss journey on Day 1 of the New Year was pure perfection. All my little (mostly long) blogs would be lined up all in a row starting with Day 1 through Day 365 and everything would just fall into place – Right! NOTHING has gone as I planned. 

Since the very first day I was sick with fever, headache and aching for an unknown reason, and then in the hospital for a possible blood clot in one of my lungs, I’ve had severe fatigue, computer problems, and now 8 inches of snow. Why is the snow a problem? Well, normally it wouldn’t be. I love snow, but I missed the TOPS meeting last week because of being in the hospital and I’m pretty sure there will be no meeting tomorrow night because of the weather. 

Oh, and on top of all this last night I was going to add a tab at the top of my page entitled “About Me”. It was to be a separate page telling you about my life...giving you an idea of where I’ve been, where I’m at, and where I’m going…to give you a little insight into what’s rattling around in this brain of mine. ;-O  It was kinda long so I thought it might be something you could read when you were totally bored and had absolutely nothing else to do. =) I wanted it to be a good read for you so I spent about 2 1/2 hours on it. I read it and re-read it changing things to make it flow better, etc.

Every 30 seconds or so the Blogger program automatically saves your work and I constantly kept a check on it and I would occasionally click on “save” as well. I had gotten almost to the end when all of a sudden my whole screen went white and froze. I had this rush of fear go over me, but I thought, no, I’m safe, I’ll lose a few words at the most. 

Anyway, it took awhile, but I finally got my internet back up. This time I turned white! Everything I had typed was GONE!!!!!!!! “NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!” I screamed. I was sick! All that work! How could this happen?! Unbelievable!

Last night I went to bed feeling totally defeated, upset, and complaining to the Lord about it...He heard. As soon as I opened my eyes this morning the first thought that went through my head was, “Am I going to continue? Everything is going wrong, Lord. I haven’t even been to a meeting. I haven’t weighed or taken a photo and I haven’t really started anything yet, except blogging, and I’ve already missed a couple of days doing that".

But, the the Lord spoke to my heart. He said, “Remember your verse.” Now, over the years He has given me many verses that helped me during times of trouble or trials, but for some reason I knew exactly which one He was referring to. It was this one:


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.

I was reminded that as long as any of us has breath and if we’ve been given another day…there is hope. With God the first day of the rest of your life is today. When I awakened this morning I had a clean slate. Nothing had yet been written on it. And when this day is done, no matter how many mistakes are on my record I can go to the Lord in prayer, admit to Him my failures and shortcomings and when I close my eyes in sleep they are already in the past. If God allows me to awaken tomorrow my slate will once again be clean with no spots or blemishes – His mercies are new. I can try once again. My poor OCD brain has a really hard time grasping this wonderful concept so God has to keep giving me the same trials over and over again until I “get it”…well, this time I got it. Hallelujah!

So, what Satan has meant for harm, God has used to teach me yet another lesson. It’s not my plan that matters - it’s His. My plan was to start on New Year’s Day. His plan is for me to start every day. To not let the failures of the previous day, the previous month or year deter me from what I can accomplish on this day. 

So, as I pondered on this I stepped into the bathroom then onto the scales. I’m 5’10” and as of today I weigh 223 lbs. Even though the number was worse than I thought I had a small sense of satisfaction. I now have a number to work with. No matter what has happened from Day 1 to Day 10, tomorrow is a new day and God is already there. Talk to ya then!

May God bless you today over and above what you are able to receive! 

With Much Love, 

The Princess Warrior

Updated 01/07/11: Things got worse for me before they got better. BUT< God got the victory! WOOT! For an explanation please see my post entitled "The Makings of a Princess Warrior".

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  1. I love you Wanda... I don't get to read your blog everyday, but I am going to try to keep up as best as I can. The fact that you have started this blog is amazing to me... don't worry about being perfect or the fact that you don't get to write every day! I sense you are too hard on yourself! I for one, am very proud of you and your faith is very encouraging to ME!!!

  2. Hi gygimagine! Thank you so much for your comment and your encouragement. You are correct that I am hard on myself. I am and always have been my own worst enemy. You seem to be very perceptive, but mine is failing me...do I know you or are you a new friend? I am thankful either way that you are reading my blog. Welcome back anytime! =)


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