We sang a song this past Sunday morning about God’s mercy. It keeps rolling over in my heart:
“Your mercy goes much deeper, father than I can see.”
When I first heard the song, I was reminded of Psalm 36:5. “Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.”
God’s mercy and faithfulness toward us is totally unmerited and undeserved. Mercy and faithfulness are attributes of God which are passed on to us because of His goodness and for His pleasure.
What an awesome thought! It is for His own pleasure that He is merciful. It pleases Him to be forever faithful toward us. To receive His mercy and to recognize and truth in His faithfulness is a form of praise to the Most High God. He is glorified as we learn to walk in the fullness of all He gave us so freely.
His hand of mercy can be seen in our lives each day as we sense His faithfulness to us in spite of our shortcomings. With humility of heart and meekness of spirit, we offer our sacrifice of praise to One who gives such a precious, costly gift. Our gift back to Him consists of our love, devotion, adoration and most importantly, our obedience.
Take a few moments right now to thank Him for His MERCY and FAITHFULNESS. God IS good and His mercy endures forever. I need His mercy more every day and am so grateful it goes so much deeper, farther than we can see.
Your mercy, Lord, is deep, reaching parts of our lives we aren’t even aware of, cleansing us and accepting us wholly and deeply. Your faithfulness is beyond measure. Thank you, Lord for Your mercy which goes much deeper, farther than I can see. Amen.
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