Monday, August 7, 2017

Tenderly and Graciously

The shortness and uncertainty of our lives our weakness, frailty, and sinfulness.  God knows them all. Tenderly and graciously does He deal with us! In His great mercy and compassion, He bears with us; raises us when we fall; strengthens us when we are weak; and helps, guides, sustains and comforts us.

He has  a perfect knowledge of our needs, an unspeakable compassion for them, and full power to supply them all.  His mercy is everlasting. It will never wear out and never come to an end.

As for us, we are frail and short-lived. Let but a few years pass, and  the strongest will have fallen to the sythe of death, the longest-lived will have all passed away, and our own course here below will have come to a close.   "Our days on earth are like grass; like wildflowers, we bloom and die. The wind blows, and we are gone as though we had never been here!"

Not so is the mercy of the Lord, and the things which He has prepared for those who love Him. They are from everlasting to everlasting. His promises will never fail. Jesus is  an all-sufficient Savior, an unfailing Advocate, an everlasting portion!

[Francis Bourdillon]

Psalm 103:14-17 ...  For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.  As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.  For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.  But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;

Isaiah 40:8 ... The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.

1 Chronicles 16:34 ...  O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.❤