It’s because we fall down.
That’s why we say it:
Lord, have mercy!
It’s the most frequent prayer in the Bible.
And it’s what we need the most—the Lord’s mercy. We need it because sometimes it’s dark and we trip on things and we scrape our hearts.
So we cry out, “Lord, have mercy!”
And the miracle is: God does. God always has mercy on us.
Maybe we see it immediately. Maybe it takes more time. Maybe we still haven’t seen its fullness.
But as sure as we fall, just as sure as gravity always catches us—it never fails—Jesus never fails either. He picks us back up.
When God promises mercy, God gives it. God is more faithful than we are.
Find comfort in God’s mercy.
revised from the archives
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