// welcome to my latest disaster //

It’s just been one of those days.

You know the ones: they start out so wonderful, with shining sun and singing birds and rosy life. They begin fresh and bright, with your sleepy smile and your heart singing, “His mercies are anew each morning…”

And then it happens.

You get in the way.

You blurt out the wrong thing– you handle a situation the wrong way– you have the wrong attitude– and once you’ve messed up for the umpteenth time that afternoon, you want nothing more than to run home and curl up under your blankets for all eternity, in an effort to escape the world, escape yourself.

Yes, it’s the same old book you’ve been stuck reading for your whole life– just another chapter chronicling your mistakes.

Hello, my name is Emily and that was me today.

Today, I didn’t want to be me. I wanted to be anyone but myself, because apparently all I could do was mess up.

Yet here I am, at the end of the day, still singing, “His mercies are anew each morning…”

Only it’s with a different attitude. The tune is less happy, but more desperate– more grateful. Thank goodness His mercies are anew each morning. Thank goodness for a clean slate, a new beginning.

Grace. One of the loveliest words known to man.

Forgiveness. Even sweeter.

Freedom. The best.

Because no matter what happens, no matter how many times I get stuck in my book of failures, He won’t let me go. One of the most beautiful “capital-T-truths”, as my creative writing teacher would say.

He won’t, He won’t, He won’t let us go.

“Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your unfailing love; according to Your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.”

He won’t, He won’t, He won’t let us go.

“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”

He won’t, He won’t, He won’t let us go.

I feel Your love that surrounds me

My world can shake but it won’t drown me

‘Cause I’m trusting You

No matter what I’m going through

// Addison Road, Won’t Let Me Go //

Every day is a new day, a new chance to be His light.

His mercies are anew each morning.

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound.


{love, the broken beautiful}

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