The weekend is here. It is my prayers that your weekend will be peaceful.
A story of how God is gracious and merciful is found in101 Hymn Stories. At the age of 23, Robert Robonsin wrote the hymn “Come thy fount of every blessing, streams of mercy, never ceasing.” Sadly, he returned to his old ways. Traveling one day on a stagecoach, Robinson sat by a young woman who happens to be reading a book containing Robinson’s hymn. She came across a verse she thought was interesting: “Prone to wander Lord, I feel it Prone to leave the God I love.” With tears streaming down his face, Robinson confessed that he was the poor unhappy guy who wrote those words. He made it clear that he would give up anything to return to how happy he was when he wrote those words. The young lady informed him God’s mercy is still available. Robinson was moved, and he returned to the Lord.
Psalms 145:8 says, The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.” We all have received mercy when we needed it most. You must have been forgiven for hurting somebody’s feelings, or breaking a friend’s trust. Or there was a time when someone came alongside during a difficult season, offering support, or a prayer. When we choose to be merciful, compassionate, or forgiving, it shows God’s character in us. It impacts our lives. God does not choose these acts, it is part of who he is.
Let us not forget how merciful God is. His mercies endures forever. Do you remember a time when you were merciful to others? What made you choose mercy? Or are you holding an age old grudge? It is time to let go!
God’s blessings. Love you all. Please stay safe>
Memory verse: Psalm 145:8
“Nothing emboldens sin so much as mercy” (William Shakespeare).