Today, the love of the Lord was good. His mercy filled my life.
I feel grateful for many moments that caused me to smile and reflect on His love. There were helpful people that came along surprised me with sweetness. And there was also a moment when my sense of security was shaken by some unexpected news.
About an hour before that I almost lost my equilibrium because someone had been ill-tempered with me. It took me by surprise. I recall that I actually ordered my heart to remember that I needed to respond with calm and forgiveness; to witness the space between us alter. It did. I envisioned that Christ loved her through my heart. (I did not have the capacity on my own, my heart was shutting down) It was His mercy. I felt His Love filling my heart at that moment and moving out to hers.
God’s Mercy pursues.
She began to shift. In some moments I noticed that her tone of voice changed and she was almost humming. I enjoyed being with her. I thought to myself that I must have misunderstood her, something might have been going on in her own life beyond what I could understand at the moment that she had been angry. Christ knew her heart. He loved her is just the way she needed to be loved. His mercy found her ‘in the moment’.
Sometime later as I relaxed and assumed that all was well, the same woman had the task of giving me some unfortunate news. I was so grateful that she was kind. Everyone was extremely kind. I was the one that needed to be flooded with God’s love. I was momentarily shocked and mumbled that I had no answers.
I actually said, “Could God have some time with this?”
They looked at me rather surprised but not really. We were all believers but I don’t think that they realized how much I believed that God is faithful to us. I realize that we are living out the details of our lives and these were some real-world details. I was the one that would suffer in this situation, just me. So the issue of trusting God and relying on His mercy was on my heart not with the good folks that I was with. I felt that God was also in charge of time and place as well. He may wish to show the answer to this tomorrow.
Now it is the end of the day. I review all that happened. I have no answers but I call to mind that the Lord’s love is constant. If I look back in the past year there were so many times that I faced more difficult moments. I prayed earnestly for His help.
He was always walking with me. He heard every word. I have become convinced that God hears the smallest sighs of our hearts. He even knows when our breath suspends in fear. God is always beside each of us.
At the end of this day, I have no answer but I have hope because I have seen how merciful He is. When I rest, I will know peace because tomorrow the Lord brings new mercies. It can be hard to fathom after some difficult days in difficult times but it is true with God.
His mercies never end. They are new each day just as the fullness of His love for us is. We cannot take from yesterday or borrow from tomorrow.
The bounty of what God gives to is poured from moment to moment, it is born of His blessed Love.
Tomorrow will be merciful because God is.
Tomorrow the Love of the Lord will be good. There may be “moments”, but He is with us. His mercies are new every morning.
“But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
© 2020 Linda Willows