Thursday, November 15, 2018


In Lamentations 3:22-23, we read: “Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.”

“Grandfather. I don’t know what to do.”Timmy came into the kitchen as Grandfather poured himself a cup of coffee.

“The nightmare again? Sit and tell me about it, son. ”

Timmy put his head in his hands. “It’s always the same. The fire's burning my hands. I couldn’t put it out no matter what I tried.”

As Grandfather looked into his grandson's tortured eyes, he prayed. “Lord, tell me what to say. Please set him free.”

Timmy continued, “I prayed but I...”

“I think we’re going about this all wrong. You’ve asked forgiveness?” At Timmy’s nod, he said. “In 1 John 1:9, God’s Word tells us He forgives us and cleanses us. So you’re forgiven.”

“Then why do I have the dreams?” Timmy cocked his head.

“The enemy is torturing you. He remembers the things that scare us but The Lord Jesus chooses to forget them, to wash us clean.Through the Lord's mercies we are not consumed. His compassions are new every morning.”

“What am I supposed to do?”

“Bring your pad and pencil. First write down the dream, then we’re going to pray over it. Next I want you to write your prayer to the Lord Jesus across the written dream.”

“I don’t see how that will help...”

“Trust the Lord, Timmy. His promises are faithful and true. When our lives look dark and impossible, our Lord's mercies never leave us. Sit down, son. Write it down.”

Kingdom thinking. The nightmares that come from life’s journey often stalk me. But the Lord Jesus is much more powerful. His mercies never fail. He promises to love me with an everlasting love and never leave nor forsake me. His compassion gives me a new day. He promises the same to you. Won’t you come?