Mercy!Truly it is Mercy---God's mercy---that sustains us. A piece recently made the rounds on my facebook news feed reads " If you think it's your alarm clock which woke you up this morning, try putting your alarm clock by a corpse". Isn't that so true?
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We are seeing today because the Lord's mercy has spared us. David said "I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me."(Psalms 3:5). David acknowledged he is seeing another day just because God watched over him. All he knew was that he slept and woke up having contributed nothing to it.
Our very existence has nothing to do with what we have done so well. In fact, if God is to weigh us on the scale of our own righteousness, none will survive: " He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities." (Psalms 103:10).
It's God's mercy and providence that has granted us life. If you're one of those who acknowledges God for today, join me in saying "thank you LORD for a wonderful day. This is the day you have made and we will rejoice and be glad in it" We will proclaim your love and your mercy to the whole world! Praise be unto your name.
If it had not been [you] who was on our side, when men rose up against us: Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us: Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul: Then the proud waters had gone over our soul. Blessed be the LORD, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth. Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped. Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.(Psalms 124:2-8). "Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth[and everything in it including us]": That's meat to chew on! Our help is not in our smartness, or riches. Neither is it in our giftedness or intelligence.
This morning, let's step out with confidence knowing God's abundant and never ending mercies has granted us life.