I have head the term “his mercies are new each morning” for a long time in my life as a Christian, but it wasn't until parenting that I truly understood this or needed this more in my life. There have been so many days in my 9 years of parenting where I have laid my head down on my pillow at night and desperately wished that the whole day was a dream and that it truly didn't really happen. Or that I could go back in time and start over that morning and do things so different than they had actually happened that day.
We screw up a lot in our parenting and only by the grace of God will our kids ever turn out okay!
I was talking to a mom the other day and she was saying how she had hated her day with her kids. They were finally all in bed and she was now alone and reflecting on her day as a mom, and it wasn't pretty. She said things she regretted, and did things she regretted, and now all the kids were in bed and she felt like crap.
Oh I resonated with her so much and told her that she gets a new day tomorrow. Each day is a fresh start, and that today is over. She can go to sleep and close the books on today. Tomorrow is new.
So many moments as a momma had led me to this verse, “But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end, they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness” (Lam 3:21-23)
Moms, if you have had a bad day in parenting, lay your head down on your pillow tonight with confidence that God has new mercies for you tomorrow. Repent for today and let it be. God's grace covers it and you can enter tomorrow with confidence in whatever it may bring.