Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | July 22, 2019

Abundant Mercy

“For You, Lord, are good and ready to forgive, and abundant in mercy to all those who call upon you.” Psalm 86:5 (NKJV)

With a long list of “Things To Do” and non-stop interruptions, my multi-tasking kicked in full speed. For two days, I didn’t realize a major deadline was missed. The most important task had been shuffled from one pile on my desk to another, and when it resurfaced I felt an overwhelming sense of panic. This deadline was established by a potential client, and now I had missed the mark. My gut reaction was terror; I’m sure my face was ashen white. All I could do was utter a prayer of desperation that my late proposal would be accepted.

Once I calmed down enough to speak, I called our client and explained my oversight. After consulting with his boss and others involved, he called back and gave me another chance to email him the proposal. Whew, email sent I could now breathe a huge sigh of relief.

Second chances are not common in the business world, but they are with God! While we do reap consequences from our misplaced actions, God specializes in extending mercy. From the moment God formed man, He has known our weaknesses and tendencies to have to learn things the hard way. It’s the only way we grasp some life principles. However, we won’t find God rubbing our nose in our mess or pushing us further down into the pit. Instead He lovingly stands, reaches and bends down to lift us back up on our feet.

So what are we waiting for….let’s just admit our wrong and reap the beauty of His forgiveness and redemption. And while we are at it, let’s not forget we have been forgiven much – who in our circle needs mercy and grace extended to them?

“Father, I have never deserved Your mercy, yet You have restored my soul over and over again – Praise the Name of the Lord!”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life

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