For those who surrender their hearts to him, God’s mercy is so far above his judgment, you look down and can’t even see it. Flap your arms all you want—you’ll just wear yourself out. Rise on the wings of his mercy right now.
Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.
Picture a parent following a little child around picking up after her. When we’re struggling with hurts, habits, and hang-ups, God is coming right alongside us, helping to pick up our messes and telling us that his unfailing love is always there.
This means rather than entering the future with a haunting question mark we can enter it with an explanation mark. God will be with us no matter what happens. He will help us out. Goodness is the fact that God gives us good things in life that we don’t deserve. Mercy or love means God holds back the condemnation we deserve.
Dear Lord I thank you that you give us more than we deserve. You hold back on the condemnation we deserve and show us mercy.