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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