This morning when we woke up, our new day began. New mercies, grace, and wisdom. Yesterday is our past. We can approach our day fresh, not dragging the weight of yesterday behind us. That was then, and this new day is now.
Hebrews 12:1 tells us to lay aside every weight. The children of Israel gathered fresh manna each morning. Nothing was to be held over for the next day. Those who didn’t believe that, quickly found out because what they held onto stank.
Great reminder for us. Each night we are to lay aside our cares of the day. To give our frustrations, disappointments, emotional upheavals, etc. to the Lord. What we go to sleep with on our mind, will greet us in the morning. That is why meditating before we go to sleep is so powerful. It fortifies our spirit, and allows us to wake up refreshed and joyful.
Psalm 3:5 says, “I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the Lord sustained me.” Psalm 127:2 says that He gives His beloved sleep.