Tender Mercies Anew!

Good day brothers and sisters! I pray you held tightly to Jesus no matter what has been going on where you are. They say a good way to start or end a day is to pray a Psalm, so I chose the one below.

Psalms 25:2-11
2 O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me.
3 Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.
4 Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.
5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.
6 Remember, O LORD, thy tender mercies and thy loving kindnesses; for they have been ever of old.
7 Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness’ sake, O LORD.
8 Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way.
9 The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.
10 All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.
11 For thy name’s sake, O LORD, pardon mine iniquity; for it is great.

I love the Bible! Did I ever say that? It is one of the best collection of books I have ever read. As I reflected over each verse my attention is drawn to eight and nine. The early church, before they were called Christians, were referred to as “The Way”. I find it interesting that David said that “He will teach sinners in the way” and goes on to say He will guide and teach the meek in judgement and in His way.


adjective: quiet, gentle, and easily imposed on; submissive.

The main point about the meek is not their self control, but rather their absolute, complete faith and trust in God. Hence, to be meek means to always turn to God for help, for direction, for training and for the joy of being in His presence! What a true blessing it is to be able to come before the throne of grace as often as we like.

Psalms 39:4
LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am.

I know when I first started to read the Bible again, all I saw was a mirror that reflected all my bad behaviors and highlighted the things I was not very proud of. It was telling me that everything about me was offensive to God. It took a long time for me to find out that I truly am loved by God for who He made me. The Lord fashioned me to be a certain way and called it perfect. I can remember times when I was myself and others mocked me or made fun of me. I remember changing that thing about myself to please others and over time I had become something that God didn’t create. Yes, my body was the same but anymore that is something that people can change at the age of twelve! That is crazy! Why would we give that power to kids that don’t even know what they want or who they are? But I digress.

My point is this, the world sticks labels on everything that stands still long enough. It will tell you that you are not good enough, that there is something wrong with the way you are made, that you will be happier if you just had (you fill in the blank) But is this not the same lie that Satan told Eve? He had her looking at the one thing in the whole perfect garden that she could not have. Some things just are not for us and I know for me that was a hard lesson to learn. The Lord knows our hearts, He will not allow us to have or do anything that will lead us down paths that will harm us in the long run.

The world right now is a crazy crazy place and it is getting worse by the day. We can have faith that the Lord has all of this and no matter the outcome… the Lord is in control. This life is a brief and fleeting flower that only blooms once and then it fades and is replaced by eternity. It was only yesterday that I was in my twenties and now that many more years have gone by. I am blessed to have lived to be forty-one! So many others didn’t get this opportunity. I have two hands in which to serve my family and to type this out. I have the ability to work hard with my hands and to do things others only dream of doing. The list of blessings are endless if we really stop and think about our day and all are different in a lot of ways.

Mighty Ancient of Days, filled with unstoppable power, Your gentleness towards your sons and daughters is unbelievable at times. With a breath You could easily annihilate every one of us, but instead use Your breath to carry words of love and promise of restoration. You never lose patience with us, giving us every opportunity to right our wrongs and come to You. Thank you, Lord, for being so tender with me. The hands that laid the foundations of the universe and everything in it and could tear it down just as easily, are the same hands that hold me when I am afraid or sad or hurting. The voice that spoke a universe into being is the same voice that whispers in my ear, I love you , My darling child. I am with you, always. Thank you Jesus for being my Rock and Foundation. In the mighty name of Jesus, amen.

Until the next time I write, have a wonderful, blessed day filled with the presence of the Lord God! As always, stay peculiar!

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