Every new morning is a new beginning of our life.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

I love this thought, this reminder that every morning is a new beginning. I think it is one of God’s many wonderful ideas, to break life up into days. Have you ever had a bad day? Woke up on the wrong side of the bed, as it is said? Well, imagine if there was only one day! That bad day would stretch out forever! So, what a gift it is that we can go to sleep at the end of a bad day, and wake up to a new one.

Here is more of this quote from Dietrich Bonhoeffer:

Every new morning is a new beginning of our life. Every day is a completed whole. The present day should be the boundary of our care and striving. It is long enough for us to find God or lose God, to keep the faith or fall into sin and shame. God created day and night so that we might not wander boundlessly, but already in the morning may see the goal of the evening before us. As the old sun rises new every day, so the eternal mercies of God are new every morning.

It is easier to face a difficult day when we can see the goal of the evening before us. And it is a joy to go to sleep trusting that the eternal mercies of God will be given to us again in the new morning. I am grateful for this wonderful gift, which is also named in one of my favorite Bible verses:

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:22-23

Great, indeed, is God’s faithfulness, and new every morning is God’s mercy and steadfast love. Thanks be to God!

7 thoughts on “Favorite Quotes – Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Every New Morning)

  1. That thought is one of the reasons that I love Night Prayer from the New Zealand Prayer Book. One of the prayers says “it is night after a long day. What has been done has been done. Let it be.” I frequently use this whole prayer at night. It is so perfect.

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