About the Author

Rachel Marie Kang is a mixed woman of African American, Native American (Ramapough Lenape Nation), Irish, and Dutch descent. A writer, editor, artist, and creative coach, she is the founder of The Fallow House. Her book, Let There Be Art, releases October 2022.

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  1. I am sobbing reading this. I’m having surgery at the end of thud month, which could make me better or make me worse. I also have difficulty in my family and my kids are going through tough times. My marriage is on unsteady ground, due to the strain of my chronic ill health. I’m completely overwhelmed and can barely pray. But I needed to read this. Thank you. X

    • Gillian, it sounds like you and I are going through a lot of the same — minus the kid trouble (I haven’t reached that stage yet). May this words and the reminder of Lamentations 3:21-24 sustain you through all that is hard in this season. Every moment is a change to find God and His grace again. May your heart remember this when you cannot pray ♡

    • Gillian,

      Precious Father, Help Gillian & family with all their issues. Help the surgery to go well & heal her. Guide her children through their tough times. Save this marriage how you see fit. Send peace & calm to her overwhelmed soul. In Jesus Name AMEN!

      Blessings 🙂

  2. Amen! These verses were our church’s verses of the year for 2022. 2022 was a particularly hard year of discontent with some members. God was faithful throughout the conflict & has used the turmoil to stretch & grow us & expand His kingdom work. Our session had no idea when they picked those verses just how necessary they would be to us! I love the His mercies are new every 4 o’clock! Blessings!

    • Hey Ruth — I love that your church chose this verse for 2022. I didn’t think much of making this a verse for the year, but after I spent time journaling about it, I think I will. It’s such a powerful reminder. Trusting God to shower your church with goodness in the year to come ♡

  3. Rachel! I am so glad I did not hit the delete button! Instead, I listened to the Lord’s prompting and gentle rebuke. I had looked at the email heading and saw the verse you were using and said to myself, “OH, I know all about that verse, nothing new to see here.” I had my finger on delete and before I could press it I sensed the word NEW jump out at me! “NEW, Mary……never seen before….open up this blog post and see what I have for you.” Your words brought NEWNESS of life, thought and purpose for the day. Thank you, and I am so glad I did not delete your post before I could read it.

    • Mary — it means so much to read this. I’m so glad the Holy Spirit opened your heart and mind to believe He might show you something new. I had a similar moment when I started to write this piece. It’s a truth we all know…but I’m coming to find I don’t know it full well. So grateful hearing from you today — hoping you continue to experience peace and purpose as you meditate on this throughout the week ♡

  4. Such a beautiful and lovely and oh, so true to life, post. I could sense your every emotion and feel every word in my heart! We do indeed need God’s mercies at all hours of every day and what a wonderful blessed gift that we can call out for God’s mercies at any time! Thank you for such a beautiful and uplifting post.

    • Thank you so much, Kathy. I’m so glad you sensed and felt every emotion here. I hope these words follow you into the week. Grace to you, as you realize His mercies over your life ♡

  5. Rachel,
    Thank you for this devotion. I needed the reminder… His mercies are renewed every morning. As you said, every millisecond. I thank God for his faithfulness. All I need need to do is plug in to the source.
    Blessings,

    Cheryl

  6. I appreciate this so much I wonder why sometimes it’s so hard for us to accept and believe his mercy is for us too! Maybe one day…
    Thank you and thank you Jesus for all your truth, hope, joy and love thank you Lord

  7. Thank you for this! I probably got something different out of it than you thinking of when you wrote because I heard the old Don Wyrtzen song, “Love Was When” for the first time in years yesterday. The first line is, “Love was when God became a man locked in time and space without rank or place.” Listening to that and then reading what you wrote about God’s mercy being new every hour and millisecond reminded me that even though God created time, He is not bound by it. That means His mercy and grace are available to me anytime that I need them; He is not waiting for some new “start time”. I am probably not expressing that very well, but I wanted you to know how much I appreciated your post.

  8. Rachel,

    These sentiments are the same for me. The last half of 2022 was not good for me. My new job changed drastically as the other clerical quit suddenly & I found myself doing a job I don’t like. Add to that a few mistakes I made & it was crappy. Lately I feel as though I’ve let people-especially my hubby down. Choices I made earlier in life have me down in the dumps. Like you mention His mercies are new daily. He can make beauty out of ashes. I keep telling myself that maybe God is trying to teach me a lesson here & soon it will be over.

    Blessings 🙂

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