This I recall to my mind,
Therefore I have hope.
Through the Lord’s mercies, we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not.
They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.
Rather than lament about how miserable you are, focus on God’s mercy for God is merciful. When going through difficult and trying times, call to mind the faithfulness of the Lord because it is in Him that we have hope.
When you are cognizant of God’s mercy, grace, compassion, and faithfulness you will generate hope. Your contemplation of trouble will become a confession of confidence. Because God loves us, He corrects us; He disciplines, but He does not destroy.
When you consider God’s mercy it gives you hope. Unbelief causes you to see God through your circumstances. This creates an atmosphere of hopelessness. However, faith enables you to see your circumstances through the reality of God, and this creates a sense of hope. If you focus on yourself it will depress you. When you think about your circumstances it will distress you. But when you focus on the Lord and His mercy it will bless you.
God is merciful and His compassion never fails. Although you know God hears you when you pray, there are times we get so overburdened that we can’t find the words to pray. Don’t despair, just look to God and ask Him for mercy. Your cry for mercy will stop the Lord in His tracks because He cares for you.
In Mathew, chapter 20, there is a story of two blind men who were sitting by the road. When they heard that Jesus was passing by, they cried out, “Have mercy on us, O Lord, Son of David!” The multitude told them to be quiet, but they cried out even louder, “Have mercy on us, O Lord, Son of David!” Then Jesus stood still, called out to them, and asked, “What do you want Me to do for you?”
They answered, “We want to see! Open our eyes! The Bible says Jesus had compassion and touched their eyes. And immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed Him.
God is merciful. So when stressful situations arise, meditate on God’s mercy. When everything else fails, look to God. Simply say, “Lord, have mercy,” and God will come to you.
Lord, today I am asking you to have mercy on me. I know You will not let my troubles consume me because you care for me. Help me see those things I cannot see. Today Lord, I Thank You for mercy.