It’s because we fall down.
That’s why we say it:
Lord, have mercy!
It’s the most frequent prayer made in the Bible.
And it’s what we need the most. The Lord’s mercy. Because we scrape our hearts and we trip on nothings and we know it’s dark.
So we cry out, “Lord, have mercy!”
And the miracle is: He does. He 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 never fails, Jesus never fails either. He will pick us up if we ask him to.
He’s far more faithful than we are. And when he promises mercy, he gives it. We just need to ask for it.
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