“Turn to me and have mercy on me, as You always do to those who love Your Name.” -Psalm 119:132
This whole octave is the theme of God’s mercy toward His own. It is God’s mercy to reveal Himself in Scripture so we can know Who He is. It is God’s mercy to peel back our sinful state as we examine our hearts through His law. The Lord is merciful to show us our need of Him. It is God’s mercy to fan the flame of desire in our feeble hearts so that we even consider His words as our treasure. We love Him because He first loved us. It is God’s mercy to protect us from the onslaught of our enemies, seen and unseen. Whether our adversaries dwell in our thoughts or outside our doorstep, He will not allow Satan to snatch us from His loving grip. It is God’s mercy we are not lost forever. The Lord directs our steps, obliterates sin’s power over us, lavishes us with His favor, opens our eyes to what is true and what is abominable.
God’s mercy is a precious gift that washes over each saint every day, mostly without us realizing it. God is faithful to pour out new mercies on His children until we see Jesus face to face. He is the One who keeps, sustains and fights for His Beloved. Right now we abide in faith, hope and love. But one day, our faith will become sight, our hope realized. Only God’s eternal love for us and ours for Him will endure. His mercy means one day we will enjoy perfect, everlasting fellowship with our Creator, Father, Savior and Friend.
Grace upon grace,
Growing deeper: Psalm 103