Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali
Loving Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, thank you for giving me mercy and grace. It is Your mercy that holds back what I deserve and Your grace that gives me what I don’t deserve. Hebrews 4:16 “Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.“
It is such a great blessing in the morning to know that it is because of Your mercy that I am not consumed. You share that promise with me every day. Lamentations 3:23 “[The Lord’s] mercies are new every morning [thank you]; great is Your faithfulness [thank you].”
The Bible makes it clear that all of my Christian life comes from You through grace. Therefore, it is encouraging to know that You always have an abundant supply available. As Jesus told Paul in 2 Corinthians 12:9 “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.“
Direct me to exemplify Your love, mercy, and grace that I receive from You to others around me. Make it clear to them that they too can experience these attributes of Yours through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Show them that they will never be able to get from other people what only You can give. Whenever I get my focus off of Your ways and experience anxiety and frustration from doing things my own way, remind me of Mathew 11:28. “Come to me all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.“
Thank you for Your peace. Amen.