Have Mercy

 

 

 

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Have Mercy
There is little to compare with that terrible sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach when you know that you have done wrong, that the consequences of your actions are irreparable, that others are going to suffer immeasurable loss and damage because of your willful Or accidental indiscretion.
In that fateful moment when the realization that the timeline of your life and others’ lives will be forever changed because of your actions is indelibly etched into your mind forever.
Living with this knowledge can be crushing. Dying from this knowledge seems a mercy.
Sometimes the mistakes We make in life make us feel like we can never come back from them. the damage is too great. The change in life is unbearable.
It is in those times that we need to cry out to the Lord when our hearts are broken, our futures shattered, when our loved ones and friends cannot help us. The sympathy and empathy of those around us cannot touch our sorrow.
There is only one that can truly give us Mercy.
It doesn’t always come in the form of resetting the time clock or undoing the consequences of our actions, more often His Mercy comes in the form of strength to face the new world that our Missteps Have created and the Assurance of the great day coming in the future when he will make all things right again.
We may not have all made cataclysmic errors, not everyone can empathize with the crushing feeling of a terrible mistake Our choice in life. But for those who can relate, know that there is Mercy at The Mercy Seat for you, Mercy at the feet of our gracious Redeemer in heaven who died for you so that all things can one day be made right again.
And there is Mercy here in this life as we wait, there is mercy in his over arching forgiveness that covers all of our sins no matter how great. Mercy in the strength that he imparts to us so that we can live another day under the shadow of the pain of our creation, as we walk step by step toward the hope of that great day when all things will be made new and right again.

Take the world but give me Jesus
This striking him was written by the amazing Fanny Crosby in the eighteen hundreds. At the age of 6 weeks, old Fanny Crosby lost her eyesight by a mistake from a careless physician during an illness. She never remembered being able to see, yet at the age of eight, her very first poem expressed exactly how she felt about her misfortune. “It has been the motto of my life,” she said.
“O what a happy soul am I!
Although I cannot see,
I am resolved that in this world
Contented I will be.”

Indeed much of our unhappiness in life comes from our discontent. We are unhappy about our station in life, the way we look, our income, we feel alone and friendless, we feel that we have not A change to our true ambition. We feel that we are not afforded the respect and admiration and Accolades that we deserve in life. We want more money. We want to be more attractive. We want others to like us. And no matter how much money or beauty or admiration we attained to it never fills the hollow hole inside of our hearts as discontent is a bottomless pit That is never satisfied.
instead, we find our true happiness when we look away from self. We were created to be a part of a sinless and unselfish Universe. Each creature looking to the well-being of another. There is nothing in this natural earth that is self-serving except for the selfish heart of man.
our original created purpose was to give love. and as we give we receive it. Once sin entered into the world we became only desirous of receiving love. But love begets love, and when we don’t give love we do not receive it either.
and so discontentment grows as we implode into our own unfulfilled desires.
Yet the antidote is so simple.
Look up.
look away from self and toward our Heavenly home and loving Creator who will restore in us his image.
reach outward.
look away from your own necessity to Ward another. Alleviate pain and suffering where you can. Give of your time and of yourself and your means to those less fortunate. An encouraging word, a smile costs nothing. But to the hurting, so they are the balm that can save a life Pressed down and crushed by this world’s harshness and merciless cruelty.
and as you come in touch with suffering Humanity, true suffering that is much more than many can bear, The blessings that you are surrounded with will become apparent and gratitude will grow in your heart in place of discontent.
And as you come in contact with the suffering of humanity your heart will yearn for your heavenly home. Everything that you once wanted will become worthless as you yearn for the one thing that will help the emptiness inside and the pain around.
Take the world, give me Jesus.

https://hymnary.org/person/Crosby_Fanny
https://hymnary.org/text/take_the_world_but_give_me_jesus_all_its

“Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.”
Revelation 1:7

Lyrics

 Against Thee, only, I have sinned

As I’m in sin, struggling again

I fall deeper into it, with no strength to overcome

Into wickedness my feet have run

But I cry to you as I’m sinking in the grave

God, have mercy on me, I pray

To my loving God, who is mighty to save

For You’re mighty to save me

You’re my only hope, my only victory

You’re my victory

Jesus Christ, who died for me

My only hope, my only victory

My Lord, who died for me

Create in me a clean heart, Oh God

Forgive me for my sin

Purge me with hyssop

So that I can live

Wash me clean, Oh Lord,

And in Thy presence I’ll remain

Have mercy, I pray

Have mercy today

Have mercy, I pray

Cast me not away from Your presence

From Your presence

For a broken and contrite spirit Thou will not despise

Restore to me the joy of Thy salvation

Create in me a clean heart

Renew a right spirit within me

Renew Your love within me

Take not away Thy loving Holy Spirit

Without Your Spirit I’ll die

And I will teach Thy ways to those who are astray

Yes, I will teach Thy ways, Oh Lord

Restore to me the joy of thy salvation

Create in me a clean heart, Oh God

Forgive me for my sin

Purge me with hyssop

So that I can live

Wash me clean, Oh Lord,

And in Thy presence I’ll remain

Have mercy, I pray

Have mercy today

Have mercy, I pray

Cast me not away from Your presence

From Your presence

For a broken and contrite spirit Thou will not despise

And with my voice I will sing aloud

With my voice I will praise

Yes, I will sing of Thy righteous ways

I will sing aloud all my days

 

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