One morning last week, I was sinking in self-pity and guilt. I knew that my attitude the night before had been critical and judgmental. Pride had won a victory once again and I felt how unfit I was as a Christian, wife, mother, blogger, – you name it.
I got my Bible out and began reading in Psalms until I came to the following verse: “….I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy….” Psalm 5:7
Had I forgotten? As God’s child, if I asked for forgiveness, His mercy would be extended to me. Yes, I’ve been here before, time and again, but God’s mercy doesn’t run out. Psalm 86:5 says He is “plenteous in mercy” and Psalm 100: 5 says “His mercy is everlasting.”
I was also convicted. If God makes that much mercy available to me, should I not extend that same mercy to others? It is not my place to judge, but to pray for them, show compassion, and seek to encourage.
How thankful I am for God’s “abundant mercy” (I Peter 1:3)!