Great Is Your Faithfulness

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
    His mercies never come to an end;
 they are new every morning;
    great is Your faithfulness.

 

—Lamentations 3:22-23

 

There will never be a day that we awaken to find that the Lord no longer loves us.

We will never cease to find Him merciful.

He is faithful forever.

 

 

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Find Grace

I’m interested in understanding just exactly what grace is.

What it means, what it does.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve thought of grace as being the unmerited favor of God.

We don’t deserve to have eternity in Heaven offered to us, because we are all sinners.

Yet, Jesus died so we could be forgiven.

We are saved from spending eternity apart from God if we believe.

I understand that we are saved by grace.

Somehow, I want to go further with my understanding of what grace looks like in the life of a believer on a day to day basis.

Hebrews 4:16 reads, “Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

In this passage we have, “throne of grace” along with “find grace to help.”

What are your thoughts on grace?

I welcome any comments.

Thank you!

 

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Justly

 

Every country, every city, every town–they all seem to have a place where “court” is held. A place to determine what is right and what is not.

A place of justice.

A place (hopefully) where fairness–and also mercy –is displayed and wisdom is upheld as a virtue.

As citizens of this world, what exactly is expected of us in God’s eyes?

What should we expect of others in this regard?

The Bible records these words in Micah 6:8:

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

–Micah 6:8

 

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Mercy

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What does mercy mean to you?

The Merrriam-Webster dictionary defines it this way:

Kind or forgiving treatment of someone who could be treated harshly.

It also offers a second explanation:

Kindness or help given to people who are in a very bad or desperate situation.

Because of sin, we deserve harsh treatment.

Because of God’s love, we are offered kind and forgiving treatment.

Because of sin, we were all in a very bad and desperate situation.

Because of God’s love, we can be redeemed from that situation.

God’s mercy endures forever!

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Psalm 136:1 reads,

“Give thanks to the LORD because He is good, because His mercy endures forever.”

 

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He Will Keep

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Walking along the water’s edge, I came upon a sailboat.

Lodged securely in the sand, it gave a silent testimony to trips gone by.

To gentle winds that had given it flight across the lake.

To moments of solitude.

To a calmness that comes from leaving the shore behind…

There is a peace that can come only from God.

A perfect peace.

A peace born in fellowship with Him.

He will keep in perfect peace all those who trust in him, whose thoughts turn often to the Lord!

—Isaiah 26:3

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His Mercy

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No matter what happens to me today, I can trust God.

He will never make a mistake.

He is always there for me.

Whatever He tells me will always be the correct thing.

Whenever He looks at my failures, He sees that Jesus paid the penalty for my sins.

God is merciful.

 

The word of the Lord is correct,
    and everything he does is trustworthy.
 The Lord loves righteousness and justice.
    His mercy fills the earth.

–Psalm 33:4-5

 

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