So thank God for his marvelous love, for his miracle mercy to the children he loves. Psalm 108:8 (MSG)
I was a jerk yesterday. I was a self-centered, belligerent, hot-headed jerk all day. I was an ill-tempered blockhead to my co-worker. I was an inconsiderate, egocentric oaf to my wife. I can look back and point to any number of factors that contributed to my mood, but it doesn't really alter the humbling reality that I was awful to people for whom I care deeply. I lay in bed last night, sleepless and wondering how I could be so stupid.
Today begins a new day. I start with apologies to God and others. I let go, and and accept God's mercy. I turn away from yesterday, and press on down the stretch of life's road before me today.
This human "work in progress" is thanking God for his marvelous love and abounding mercy. Without it, I'd be hopeless.