Our Lord is the God of My Mercy; He’s a personal God. In order to have Him as our personal God, we must have a relationship with Him. “My God in His lovingkindness will meet me; God will let me look triumphantly upon my foes.” (Ps 59:10)
We haven’t been promised an easy life as Jesus followers. In fact Jesus said: “These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)
But even though we walk this earth, Jesus said we are not of this world (John 17:16) but He has sent us into the world to labor for His kingdom (John 17:18-19). He promises to be with us always (Matt 28:20) and to complete in us what He started (Phil 1:6). “After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.” (1 Pet 5:10)
Elohe Chaseddi (The God of My Mercy), You know how I am formed. You remember that I am dust. In Your lovingkindness, You show mercy. From everlasting to everlasting, Your love is with those who fear You, and Your righteousness with their children’s children – with those who keep Your covenant. Elohe Chaseddi, You showed favor to Your people and You have restored the many from captivity. You have forgiven my iniquity and covered all of my sin. In Your mercy, You have withdrawn Your fury and turned away from Your burning anger. Surely Your salvation is near to those who fear You that Your glory may dwell in our hearts and in our land. Your lovingkindness and truth have met together. Righteousness and peace have kissed each other, and for that I praise Your name. In the precious name of Jesus, amen.
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