Fresh, Full, Free Mercies

“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 (ESV)

 

New babies.  Old friends. Travels.  Rest.  Weddings.  Cancer.  Answered prayers.  Unanswered prayers.   Strength.  Weakness.   Faith.  Wavering.  Trust.  Waiting.   Evening fears.  Morning mercies.

  = My mind at a glance.

That’s why I have to read and reflect on the Word every single day.  If not, my musings and anxious thoughts would overwhelm me and prey on my mind and spirit–and eventually my health!   Today, the Lord reminds me/us of His mercies, which are new every morning! 

The following is an excerpt from Spurgeon’s devotional, Morning by Morning:

“Meditate a little on this mercy of the Lord.

It is tender mercy.  With gently, loving touch, He heals the broken in heart and binds up their wounds. 

It is great mercy.  There is nothing little in God.  His mercy is like Himself: it is infinite.  You cannot measure it.  His mercy is so great that it forgives great sins to great sinners, after great lengths of time, and then, it gives great favours and great privileges, and raises us up to great enjoyments in the great heaven of the great God.

It is undeserved mercy..as indeed, all true mercy must be, for deserved mercy is only a misnomer for justice. ..

It is rich mercy.  Some things are great, but have little efficacy in them, but this mercy is an encouragement to drooping spirits; a golden ointment to bleeding wounds; a heavenly bandage to broken bones; a royal chariot for weary feet; and an embrace of love for trembling hearts.

It is manifold mercy. As Bunyan said, ‘All the flowers in God’s garden are double.’  There is no single mercy.  You may think you have but one mercy, but you will find it to be a whole cluster of mercies.

It is abounding mercy.  Millions have received it, yet far from its being exhausted, it is as fresh, as full, and as free as ever.

It is unfailing mercy.  It will never leave you.  If [God's] mercy is your friend, mercy will be with you in temptation to keep you from yielding, with you in trouble to prevent you from sinking; with you in living to be the light and life of your countenance; and with you in dying to be the joy of your soul when earthly comfort is ebbing fast.”

So take comfort, O my soul, and lean on His mercy for today, while the sun yet rises.

3 thoughts on “Fresh, Full, Free Mercies

  1. Dear Linda,
    How grateful I am that I visited your blog today. It’s been weeks since I was last here… but it is always a delight to my heart to read a new post that you have done.

    I just loved what you quoted from Spurgeon about God’s mercies. There is indeed nothing little about God, He is just too great for words.

    And let me just thank you for sharing your heart.

    Love
    Lidj

    • It’s a joy to hear from you! I love your site, and understand how time can fly between visits. We’re travelling and today are part of a wonderful wedding in Ottawa, Ontario. So my times online have been few and short (which is probably a good thing :-) .

      Love you, friend and sister! Linda

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