There is nothing that you or I have done or will do that will stop God’s love, mercy and faithfulness from being available. It’s an overwhelming thought. When I sit here and the enemy pours lies into weary ears, a heart too empty from the pouring out to fight back or stand up, it’s easy to believe that I’m not good enough for any of it. It’s easy to believe that doing more will make me feel like I “am” more. It’s easy to believe that the silence is neglect, not thoughtful hearts offering margin.
I was shown mercy this week. In the form of answered prayers, forgiveness, and truth spoken in loving kindness. The sort of kindness that takes all of those lies that I’ve been hiding in my own heart & head and replaces them with peace and encouragement, filling this empty heart.
I’m going to try something new tomorrow. I’m going to wake up believing that the promise in that verse up there? It’s for me. I’m going to wake up with hands held up like my little girl does when she wants “uppy,” ready to receive what God has for me. I’m going to work towards “less is more”…not “more is more.” I’m going to take a deep breath and just….relax. And when I mess it up, like I know I will?
I guess there’s mercy for that, too.
Have you supported (in)Mercy yet?
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Holding my hands up for Him to lift me – how awesome is it to have a Father who’s a king who does that for me!!!! I also love your line about silence: “thoughtful hearts offering margin ” – oh, that is sweet!
Bill.Sarah Furman says
Bill.Sarah Furman says
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Amy @ Coffee with the Mrs. says
I’m joining you in reaching my hands up to Him and receiving what He has…His plan, not my agenda…His gifts, not my wish-list
Jessica Stinson says
That verse is one of my favorites. His faithfulness and mercy and grace are the promises on which I place my bets every day. No matter how the day ends are what goes, I always wake up renewed in those promises. Thank you for reminding me how important that faith is. Love you, girl! ~xxoo~
Girl!!! I had the same thoughts when my head finally hit the pillow last night… tomorrow is a new day and I’m going to act like it… Love you sweet friend! Hope you have a fabulous weekend.
Richelle Wright says
here’s to hands held up like a little one… may you receive God’s mercy in just that manner, not tomorrow but every day!
Lovely Messes says
I love the vision of us waiting with arms held high for God to pick us up! We are waiting expectantly for our 7 month old to start reaching out her arms for us and I’m thinking God must wait expectantly for us to reach for him too!! Such a lovely picture!
Had to visit you today since you showed such mercy towards me yesterday! Thank you for being so willing to help. In the midst of dealing with a sick little one 🙁 Know that you & she were in my prayers last night. Truly. Grateful to have “met” you & this community. And today, may you be filled & believe that His mercy – it is for you and it is a fresh supply just for today!
Love it! Yes, girl! Wake up with those hands lifted high in praise. He has a new day filled with new mercy just for you! Take it and run, but then continue to pour out your overflow on someone else. I know you will. You are an encourager!!!
Have a great weekend!
thanks so much for this post and there is a national day of encouragement?! how did I not know about this! when is this awesome day? too bad if I missed it. I love encouraging others 🙂
Visiting from the link up 🙂
Dawn Paoletta says
“I’m going to wake up believing that the promise in that verse up there? It’s for me. I’m going to wake up with hands held up like my little girl does when she wants “uppy,” ready to receive what God has for me.”
Me too, Crystal. I am going to do that …beautiful. Thanks for sharing so faithfully and I just love that image. Wanna just hang onto it. ” Lord, I want uppy”…yes!
Beautiful words and promises…thank you for the encouragement tonight, friend. 🙂 Big hugs to you…and an (in)RL one very soon, too! 🙂
Blessings to you friend. Love you and your heart so much. Cannot wait to wrap you in a hug in just 6 weeks!
Love you, friend. Those promises are for you.
you make me smile 🙂
You’ve been missed, girl! So nice to see you here 🙂
Christen Ridley Price says
beautiful! I’ve missed joining in the party these past few months but have loved reading your stories, friend 🙂 Thanks for lifting me up with this post!
Lisa-Jo Baker says
you are lovely and loved. #TrueStory