Coffee & Fresh Brewed Mercy

Mercy Brewed Fresh each morning
Mercy Brewed Fresh each morning

The aroma of hazelnut liquid mercy wafts into the bedroom stirring me awake before the scheduled alarm. I smile at the thought of fresh-brewed coffee and quiet before the house stirs to life.

From the kitchen cupboard, I select one of three favorite mugs. My daily mug selection is as important to the overall coffee experience as preparing the coffee the night before. I choose a mug based on my daily feeling. 

I once heard a guest pastor say, “We don’t have to live today on yesterday’s blessings.” The pastor’s statement referred to Lamentations 3:22-24: “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”

Each evening, as I prepare my coffee for the next day, I praise God for His daily blessings. Tossing the used coffee grounds into the trash, I rinse the reusable coffee filter and add fresh dry grounds. Meanwhile, I thank God in advance for the fresh batch of mercy, compassion, and faithfulness He has already scheduled to brew on time for me tomorrow.

I am thankful I did not have to drink today’s coffee with yesterday’s coffee grounds. I am also thankful I did not have to live today on yesterday’s blessings. Our Heavenly Father brews a fresh batch of all that we need each morning.

Our Heavenly Father is more reliable than our local barista.

He has already prepared freshly brewed grace today with calorie-free forgiveness and a bottomless supply of do-overs. I encourage you today to pull your chair next to His and spend time with God unloading your burdens and thanking Him for the fresh daily brew.

Pardon me as I refill my mug.

~April Dawn White

*All Scripture is NIV from Bible Gateway. *Images courtesy of Pixabay.

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April Dawn White

April White is a pharmacist who dispenses spiritual medicine for a healthy soul. She is quick to say she doesn't have it all together but relies on the One who does. Drag your chair next to April's red chair and allow hope and encouragement to infuse your heart. April has a BS degree in biology from James Madison University and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Shenandoah University. Email April or visit her at

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