What does mercy look like to you ?
Is it forgiving someone an offense... Forgiving of a debt owed to you... Making a cheritable donation... Giving of your time and talents for someone less fortunate... Helping ease a burden that's too difficult for someone ...
Certainly all of these can be considered wonderful acts of mercy.
Although have you ever thought of mercy in smaller terms ?
It can be as simple as a smile to a lonely stranger.
Choose in what manner you will walk...
In the way of love, which is peace to your soul... Or
Rebellion, which is to curse your own soul...
To walk in love is to follow the greatest example ever given to us, Yeshua, ( Jesus ).
He taught us to forgive our persecutors if we wanted to be forgiven our own trespasses.
He told us to speak life into our all areas of our lives, to call upon the Comforter, the Holy Spirit of the Living Lord, to help us in all things.
Its always darkest just before the dawn...
When the darkness sets in and the night seems endless... when the waiting feels more like hopelessness and you begin to succumb to the terror... when your tears actually run dry...
These are the moments that total reliance upon the Master is come to truth... Faith will falter, and you will fall... You will also find the incorruptible love of God, if when you fall, you fall into His gracious hands...
There will be times that you simply cannot muster the strength to get back on your feet.
Where are you Little One... ?
I heard that sweet tender familiar voice in the dark...
Here I am, I replied...
I am going to take you to places you have never been my child. Some of My sheep have lost there way and I am sending you to recover them for me.
Okay Lord, send me for I am willing to go if You will be with me I know all will be well with my soul.
Remember child, My ways are higher than yours.
Even during extremely trying times it is still possible to find joy.
Actually the Son shines brightest in the darkest of times...
See this handsome little man, he has a way of allowing the Light of God to shine right through him especially at the point when I'm about to fall apart ... and he has no problem whatsoever reminding me of all the faith I spent years equipping him with, just when I need it the most ;)
Children have an inherent ability to trust .
I have discovered that there are innumerable rewards in being set apart for God...
I did not set out to challenge myself, but prayed for healing...
I did not know that He intended to answer me with the deep healing of wounds I would have preferred to leave alone...
(Pssst... Lord, I meant my back pain...) I would learn , in time, that its Always better to allow God to lead... He knows the best way... and its actually less painful .