Because We Fall

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.

Share your thoughts in the comments.


revised from the archives

9 thoughts on “Because We Fall

  1. Maryleigh

    Someone told me long ago to breath in “Lord have Mercy” and exhale “Christ have Mercy” – and in moments of great challenge, to just keep breathing in and exhaling that prayer. Such a powerful prayer! Thankful our God is a God of Mercy, Grace and Love!

  2. Joanne Viola

    God is both more faithful and far more merciful than we are. This made me think of when David said “I am in deep distress. Let me fall into the hands of the Lord, for his mercy is very great; but do not let me fall into human hands.” Oh that we would remember the mercy we have been given and extend the same to others.

  3. Leslie Newman

    These were such great quotes and the concept of emptying my pockets is going to stick with me today! Thank you for the book recommendation, and thank you for featuring my post!

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