As the new day dawns, I’m reminded of a hymn we usually sang in boarding school, “New every morning is the love.” The first stanza gave this important reminder:

“New every morning is the love
our wakening and uprising prove;
through sleep and darkness safely brought,
restored to life and power and thought.”

That hymn, authored in 1822 by John Keble, an Englishman of outstanding intellect, was a great source of comfort to our young hearts, just like many of the other inspired hymns we used during devotion time and assemblies. We sung it so frequently we didn’t need to look in the hymnbook.

Why was this hymn so special? We are more or less helpless when we sleep. But God watches over us and brings us into a new day. (Even if you’re a prayer warrior and accustomed to holding prayer vigils, it is God who gave you that calling and the grace to discharge it.) God protects us from the dangers of the night.

The Bible says we shall not be afraid of “the terror by night” (Psalm 91:5). Why? Because the Lord is our refuge and our fortress (v.2). Our testimony is that of the psalmist:

“I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the Lord sustained me.” – Psalm 3:5

No human being can perfectly tell what the future holds. But the Lord who brought us through the night is with us to help us face the challenges of the day. Someone once sent me this inspiring quote by an unknown author in a card: “Lord, help me to remember that nothing is going to happen to me today that you and I can’t handle together.”

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God is available for us all day long. And He is infinitely strong.

“The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.” – Psalm 18:2

Psalm 121:1-8 (KJV)
1. I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
2. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.
3. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
4. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. 5. The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.
6. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
7. The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
8. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.”

The Lord shall keep us in all our ways. What more do we need to enter the day with confidence? The only thing He asks is that we make peace with Him through His Son Jesus so that the devil will not have the legal right to perform his evil work in our lives.

As the Lord Jesus declared, “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” – John 10:10

(Related: You are safe in the Lord! Do not fear)

May you surrender to the Lord Jesus today to experience God’s guidance and protection fully in Jesus’ name.

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The scriptures used in this post are from the King James Version of the Holy Bible.

For the full lyrics of “New every morning is the love” and information about its author, click here.

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  • Jaykay

    Wow! The Lord always sees us through, but sometimes we worry too much and we lose focus in the process. Thank you ma. I had to jot down some scriptues there as well.

  • Amen, that’s right no matter what we go through in this life, God will see us through.

  • Eme Samuel Ewa

    This post is timely.concerning the difficult situation am passing through. You have given me hope and courage that no matter my difficult situation, God will see me through. God’s grace.

  • I am blessed to live somewhere I rarely worry about sleeping safely, but the worrying about my health or life or finances can be hard to relinquish. God never sleeps and has already seen my future. Amen!

    • Edith Ohaja

      Yes, Jen, there’s always something giving us concern of some sort, but like you said, God knows our future and He is always there for us. Abundant blessings on you, your family and ministry in Jesus’ name.

  • I ask the Lord to protect me from the wiles of the evil one. I ask the same for each of my family members. The enemy sometimes speaks into our subconscious in our sleep, and we are not aware of how certain thoughts came into our minds. When we are awake, we need to take every thought captive, but it’s impossible to do that while we are asleep without the Lord’s help.

    • Edith Ohaja

      Yes, while we know that God is there for us, it does not obviate the need to pray. Thanks for dropping by, Susan! A big bouquet of blessings to you and yours in Jesus’ name.

  • This is so comforting! I know that about God watching over me when I sleep but to visualize Him standing near me keeping me safe takes it to another level!
    This line is my favorite, “No human being can perfectly tell what the future holds. But the Lord who brought us through the night is with us to help us face the challenges of the day.”
    I’m so thankful to have God with me!

    • Edith Ohaja

      Praise God! He is our shelter and confidence forever. Thanks for visiting, Julie, and may God uphold your ministry and family in Jesus’ name.

  • the One who never sleeps nor slumbers takes care of us when we have no control on ourselves … He makes us dwell in safety… beautiful post.

  • Ibe Okwukwe Emmanuella

    We all need God’s protection every single day of our lives and we all should also learn how to adore and give him praise when he gives it.


    The creator of heaven and the earth said He will not leave us nor forsake us. In His arms He will fold us and in His hands He will hold us. He is our redeemer and He will care for us.
    I believed Him when He said ‘LO! I am with you always even till the end of the world” So, we should learn to rely on His promises and cast all our cares upon Him because I know He cares!

  • Fidelis Favour Chiamaka

    His promises will be fulfilled in our lives, He will see us through difficult times. All we have to do is just believe.

  • ijeoma Okoroafor

    The lord sees us through, always.

  • Oleru Precious

    Every day I feel God’s love for me, because I know God seeing me through a night is more than enough, talk less of what he does for me every night and day.

  • Amen. He never leaves those who trust in him.

  • Abugu Nkemjika Edith

    AMEN, God is always faithful and never abandons his people.

  • Nnaji Emmanuel chibuike

    We’re the children of God and in any time of distress its right to call on his name to see us through in our difficulties because he is the creator and finisher of our fate…Nice piece Ma

  • Analike, Vivian U

    When we sleep and wake up, it’s totally not by our power and might but by the grace of God who keeps us moving. That is why it is very much important to pray when we wake up, to thank God for a wonderful rest and then commit our days activities into his hand that something we can’t handle may not come our ways. Our help is in the name of the Lord who made heaven and earth and he alone can determine how well our day goes and what happens.
    I pray only things within our capability cones our ways in Jesus name Amen

  • Anueyiagu Winifred C.

    I’m blessed by this piece. Our help is in the name of the Lord who made heaven and earth and he alone can determine how well our day goes and what happens. I pray only things within our capability cones our ways in Jesus name Amen

  • Anueyiagu Winifred C.

    I’m blessed by this piece. Our help is in the name of the Lord who made heaven and earth and he alone can determine how well our day goes and what happens. I pray only things within our capability comes our ways in Jesus name Amen!


    Everything we do in life is through the help of God. Man is nothing but God made us something by promising us of safety and provision. The point I am trying to make is that God does not abandon his people , even when we think that all hope is gone, that is when God steps in to answer our prayers.

  • Uwaegbuonu Precious

    He has always been faithful…
    this piece is a source of strength and motivation to many people out there.
    With him we shall conquer, we are victorious.
    His love towards us cannot be measured.
    I always pray that he will open our eyes to see this…

  • Ndukwu cynthia chizoba

    IT feels so good to know that in every problem someone is in love with us and will always make a way where there seems to be no way

  • Onuoha oluebube Jessica

    We all need God’s protection every single day of our lives and we all should also learn how to adore and give him praise when he gives it because he is the ultimate in everything we do.


    I have so much Faith in God’s Words as stated Psalms. This is the reason why I am always fearless when it appears there is danger ahead because I believe that I have a Father who protects, cares and guides me against evil/devilish machinations. I am always confident of my father’s undying and unmerited love and protection. He has a reason to still keep me alive. I am His Unfinished Business! Alleluia!!

  • Sandra Oweka

    I constantly remind myself that God is always with me regardless of the situation. He is my Emmanuel.
    Thank you, Aunty Edith for this beautiful graphic.

  • i love psalms 3vs 5 alot. he maketh our sleep sweet. he is always there. even when answers seems far away. bless u ma’am

  • Lawrence Ernest Enyi

    God who brought us through the night can help us face the challenges of the day. He has always been doing it and He will continue to, not under compulsion but because we are His. Bless the name of the Lord. Thank Ma’am.

  • Ibute kosisochukwu nina

    Lord see us through in whatever we r going through… Therefore seek on d lord face each day n he will hear u

  • Eze ifeyiwa edith

    am really impress for this post it give me more reasoning why i should be courageous,honestly is really inspirational.

  • itodo mary

    if God can provide for the birds of the air, how much more do we think he can do for us. He made heaven and earth and will surely not let us fall. Every morning we wake up for a reason and God will is surely behind us.

  • onyema bright

    God is ever ready to show his infinite mercy upon his children no matter the situation thats why the bible says” it is not of him that willeth or of him that runneth it is of God who showeth mercy” we are at the mercy of Gods grace not because we so qualify/merit it but because his a God whose love and mercies endureth forever and thats why when am been faced with the storms of life i breefly remember that God is a good of the impossible and that alone gives me rest of mind.

  • Peace onoja

    He said think not of tomorrow for it is in my hands. God watches over us every moments of our lives, he guards, protects and shield us from evil. #i will both lay down my head and sleep for the lord grants his beloved sleep#

  • onah ukamaka blessing

    we should all need Gods protections in our life and we should learn to praise and wordhip him.am inspired.

  • keswet mercy

    Waking up to see the dawn of a new day is actually a blessing and His grace sufficient enough for us. His protection and guidance in our life is not deniable. He protects us from unseen danger and also makes a way where there seems no way even without our knowledge.

  • Aneke Modesta Chinemerem

    God is indeed great! because is not of him that runnet nor of him that willieth but is of the Lord that showeth mercy.lord I thank you for your infinite mercy and protection even when am asleep you still protect me.

  • offor arinze paul

    God has always being good for them that understands Him and does His will. how can one know God? only through the scripture.

  • Ike Faustina Uchechukwu

    i say amen to the prayer, we should always remember that God is our ever loving father, our life here on earth is because of him, because of his mercy

  • Have faith in God even when your pathway seems crumbling, He sees each tear, He watches over His own, He cannot fail He must prevail… Have faith inGod , have faith in Him.

  • Kalu Miracle Ama

    All we need to do is to trust in Him and always start our days with confidence because He never sleeps nor slumber. He is our refuge and fortress. Just give your life to Him and He will see you through in all you do


    Indeed, our plans doesn’t matters because God’s plan for us is always the best.

    Its Good to begine the day having in mind that God will always come to our aid when we need him.

    My soul is lifted with this ma. GOD IS GOOD!

  • Eze Stanley Justice

    Amen i claim it in Jesus name. and God will see each and every one of us through, in all our diverse situations Amen. thanks Aunty Edith for such a wonderful words of admonishment,God will strengthen you the more.

  • Joseph Jennifer Ezinne

    In every post there’s always a line that gets me! There’s no problem that hits me that God and I can’t handle together. Thinking about my challenges now and how God has brought me thus far from worse challenges,I’m strengthened and motivated to trust him to see me through! I love you Jesus and thanks to Aunty Edith for always bringing the word of God close to me!

  • Obiorah Emmanuel Paschal

    We worry too much that we forgot, that no matter whatever situation we find ourselves, God will see us through.

  • Amachukwu Amarachi mercy

    In this difficult time and challenges I pray God see me through, let this passage be a pont of contact to helping me achieve my desire Amen. This piece is a very encouraging and inspirational write up. It is not always easy but with God all things are made possible, with God he will show the way that leads to life and will save us from hell, Lord be our strength and give us your grace to achieve great exploits.
    Nice piece aunty Edith.


    The grace of God is sufficient for all of us only if we can believe and make peace with him. The devil only came to steal and destroy. We are redeemed by the suffering and death of Jesus Christ on the cross. Father please grant us the grace to live according to your will….. shalom

  • Alexis Okoye

    This message is motivational, believe in God and all your sorrows will come to pass.

  • Chidinma Obasi

    God in his infinite mercy never leave nor forsake his children so whenever we are in times of difficulties, we should acknowledge him because he will surely see us through. Ma, thanks for this nice piece.

  • Agada chinenyenwa lucy

    This story made us to understand that the lord watches over us even when we are asleep ,God is never unfaithful though he punishes us but he can never abandon us no matter what.the lord is available for us all day long .And he is infinitely strong and that he shall keep us in all our ways.

  • Nnamani Oluoma Esther

    God is always there for us no matter the situation. Sometimes I find myself in situations beyond my control, the next thing i do is to cry. Then I remember that there is a big God, bigger than all my problems. Instead of crying about the situation, I cry to God for help and he doesn’t dissappoint

  • Orji blessing chidubem

    Awake or not,we are defenseless without the lord..but one with God is one with all and he shall always protect and keep us safe.
    He is always with us to provide and help us through our problems.

  • Agu Ginika R

    God is very merciful and compassionate. He knows about every situation we find ourselves in and is always there to change such situation no matter how it may be. Irrespective of our sinful nature, he overlook us rather he always care about us whenever we turn to him. We should never look elsewhere even when it seems all hope is lost, we should hold unto him to restore such hope and to see us through in our respective problems.

  • uzoma chidera

    The joy of sleeping and waking up everyday with the assurance of someone watching over us, am delighted to know that someone cares and loves me and that’s God. He will surely see us through.

  • Ezeh onyekachukwu c

    God is our provider and protector. He will see us through any difficult situation. He saw us through the mysteries of night so he is able to sustain us.

  • Ujevwe Emmanuel

    For the fact that we are able to sleep and wake up hail and hearty is proof of God’s love and his love for us is so great that he wouldn’t want us to suffer. Give God praise everyday at the sight of the rising sun

  • Odo Collins Nnaemeka

    Also in psalm 23, the lord is our Shepard we shall not want. As long as we are with Christ and behave in a Christ-like manner, He will never leave us in time of temptation.

  • Onu Victor Tochukwu

    Christ is the only way, for He said I am the way, the truth and the life. If we follow His ways, will find life in abundance.

  • Ezeh Blessing

    He is my hope, my rock, my refuge, my stronghold. He has always been there for me, in any kind of difficulty, once i call on him,he never hesitates to come to my aid. He is faithful, always looking out for his children even when they don’t know it. I have no doubts that he’ll always see me through. Beautiful write up ma

  • Ezeh Blessing

    He is my hope, my rock,my refuge, my stronghold. He has always been there for me, in any kind of difficulty, once i call on him he never hesitates to come to my aid. He is faithful, always looking out for his children even when they don’t know it. I have no doubts that he’ll always see me through. Beautiful write up ma

  • Nwabuike Onyinyechi

    We humans we worry too much, that’s why its best to hand everything over to God. He’ll see us through in all we do, we should worry about the present (today) and hand every other thing over to God.

  • Ezeorah Cynthia Somtochukwu

    The love of the Lord is my strength and I pray that I continue to uphold to that when facing trials and temptations now and in the future. So help me God.

  • Ayigbo Chineme Edna

    Indeed, our God never starts something and leaves it halfway. Whatever He sets to do in our life, must be accomplished. The quote ‘ Lord help to remember that there is nothing that happens today that you and I can’t handle ‘,its a quote I say sometimes after I saw it in your office. It helps to remind me that God is in charge and that He will see me through.

  • Agada chinenyenwa lucy

    God is the controller of the whole universe ,he feeds we humans ad the birds of the air he never sleeps nor pay a deaf ear to our supplications because the only sleep he had mentioned in the Bible nearly claim the lives of the people in the boat ,he is a great God indeed

  • Theresa

    As a song writer rightly puts”if He could carry the weight of the world upon his shoulders,I know that He would see me through”.. He has assured us severally in the Bible that He would see us through.. “When thou passeth through the waters I would be with thee….”, Thanks Ma

  • Sunday Ezekwesiri Daniel

    If not the Lord who was on our side, what would have become of us? He said He will be with us always even till the end of age. Thank u lord for seeing ur children through.


    I am too impressed with this writing ma, the lord has showed me many reasons why i shouldn’t doubt him, even when all hope is lost, he strengthens me, i trust and believe in him, he can do all things, by him all things were made, i know all our worries are minor to him. He will surely see us through.

  • Ewurum john

    Its has been made crystal clear to me that, no matter the calibre of metaphysical forces, it will surely be annulled, neutralized and nullified by the utmost being and the creator of all creatures.

  • Precious

    This is so comforting! I know that God watches over me when I sleep..
    And he always sees me through in all my problem
    He is confident

  • Nwosu Chinwendu favour

    This writing is indeed comforting!
    Those times when trouble, temptation and trials seem to be the order of the day,when you feel that all hope is lost just don’t forget that God is there to share ur problems with u. I am a living testimony

  • Njoku Chineme Evelyn

    I have gotten to the point in my life where i understand that God can never give me pain more than i can bear .And every situation i find my self in is to give me an experience and make me grow up more .What doesn’t kill you they say makes you stronger so I know God will always see me through every problem i’m facing in these evil days .

  • Isaiah 40:31 says, But for those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength: they shall mount up their wings like eagles; they shall run and be weary they shall walk and not faint. God Almighty will never allow one that follow him and do his good work to encounter any problem in time of problem. Promise to be our refuge that enemies oppression will not do us anything as far as he live. That he is the God truth way and life. God Almighty never fail people who trust in him. He promises and fulfill. Major important thing is the way he used to feed us, cloth us and shelter us which is the primary basic things in life. God I beg for mercy for the atonement of my sins without you I would not have existed in this world. Thank you Lord I belief you will see me through today and henceforth. You are God indeed.

  • Thank you Lord. For your mercy, blessing, grace and anointing upon my head may your name be praise all the time. Pray and hope you will see me through today and now henceforth. Thank you MA for giving us this article.

  • defavourbrown

    I am an empiricist of His protection in many ways. God is always with us indeed, He says in His word ” I will never leave you nor forsake you” ” I am with you always’ thanks to this all sufficient and magnificent God. Thank You Jesus.


    The Lord is always our strength in all conditions, he’s always there for us. That we are alive today is by his will. God is a caring father.

  • onwuamaeze ikechukwu john

    The scripture says “…He is by our side to protect us, the sun will not hurt us during the day nor the moon during the night, they Lord guide us from every evil…”. He has promised to see us through in Psalm 91, why then do we shiver and fear? so motivated by this post.

  • Oma

    Before I start my day , I have my morning devotion where I commit every single day to God, asking for his grace to walking through ,his direction to every of my step and I plede the blood of jesus over everything am doing and at the end of the day I tend to find out that as I have asked him he has done for me.
    I may not know what the day holds for me because am not a fortune teller but once I commit every movement I make in his hand things ends up Good. Thank you jesus for always guarding me.amen

  • Joseph joy

    Trust in me and you shall be saved, he’s not a promise and fail God, he always fulfill he’s promise

  • Oshana Oyaku Endurance

    Because I have an assurance that God is always with me, I start each day without fear or worries of how it will end.

  • Ewa-Ifeanyichukwu Chidinma

    He’s always available when you need. He’s the air I breathe. In him I move and have my peace. The greatest Comforter.

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