“Behold, the days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David, and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. In those days Judah will be saved, and Jerusalem will dwell securely. And this is the name by which it will be called: ‘The Lord is our righteousness.’”
It is easy to fall into the trap of thinking that God’s love and concern for us rise and fall according to how well we are doing in living the Christian life.
After all, we ourselves frequently give and withdraw our love from others depending on whether they are living in a way that is pleasing to us.
Thankfully, even though we are marked by inconsistency, God is marked by consistency.
Jesus is the righteous Branch who offers us His righteousness so that we never have to fear being rejected by God.
Because of this we can bring our failures and faithlessness to God, knowing that Jesus will never turn His back on us.
Each day we can bring our repentance and know He will receive it. We can count on God to give us a fresh start because of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. We all need that fresh start each day and if we go to Him asking for it, He will be faithful to give it to us.
Lord Jesus, I thank You that Your mercies are new every morning and that Your faithfulness is great. Give me grace to repent today of those things which are displeasing to You, counting on the fact that You will never leave me nor forsake me even when I fail to walk in Your ways…Amen.