The Mercies of the Lord

I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever; With my mouth will I make known Your faithfulness to all generations. Psalm 89:1 NKJV

When I was a little girl, I went to Sunday School.  Looking back, I can’t remember ever being upset because it was a weekly event. Every quarter we were given a small sheet of paper that we folded and placed in our Bibles. That paper had the memory verse for every Sunday in that quarter. When you got into your class, your teacher would note if you knew the memory verse. We walked to Sunday School memorizing our verses. One day, we had an elderly lady with us in Sunday School and when they asked for a chorus, she wanted this verse sung. I think I was about ten years old and wondered what was so nice about this boring chorus. Would you believe I was singing that chorus today!

What changed? First of all, what does a-know-it-all ten year old know? The answer is absolutely nothing. I knew nothing about God’s mercy. I didn’t fully understand the joy of sins pardoned. I understood salvation but was limited in my understanding. When David found himself, between a rock and hard place, he cried out to God in Psalm 86. He knew that the only way he could survive this episode was with the help from God. He asked God to preserve him and be merciful to him. In verse 5 David prayed, “For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You.”  David approached God based on his experiences with God.

When you have been through a difficult season of life, when help was unavailable and the only help you had came from God, you would want to sing a chorus based on Psalm 89:1. David wanted to bless God and let the world know that this God, who delivered his life from the hands of his enemies is a wonderful God. He wanted to shout it from the mountain top and tell everyone that God is faithful. Now I am no longer ten years old and I have had my own experiences when all I had was God. Experiences where like David I said, “Bow down Your ear, O Lord, hear me; For I am poor and needy.” Verse 1. Today I too want to sing of the mercies of the Lord and tell it to all the generations.

Thought for Today: Friend, I hope you have experienced the mercies of God.

Have a blessed day and walk ion faith and victory.

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