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Take Up Your Cross December 4th 2014

Hope thrives in the mercies of God otherwise mankind is “cooked well done” and spiritually depleted.

It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22-23 KJV)

Jeremiah understood the great mercy of God first-hand and was inspired to write about a time of judgment and great mercy brought down upon God’s people.  “It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed…”  Consumed means to be totally used up or depleted of resources.  Without the mercy of God we would be depleted and “cooked well done”, dead in our tracks; but because of His great mercy we are alive and thriving.  It is never because of anything we can do but all because of what He did for us.  Notice the past tense, He did for us.

His great mercy is always available and fresh each morning; like we can count on like the sun always rising from the East and setting along the western horizon until His return; His mercy is always bestowed upon us in proportion to meet and often exceed our greatest need.

He gives us ample mercy and grace to blanket and protect us in any situation or dark storm cloud looming threatening to unravel us. He never forsakes us or leaves us hanging high and dry without a heavenly life-line.  He is always faithful, like an anchor keeps a boat from drifting away; His anchor hold us tethered tightly with His great mercy, grace, and love as we sojourn upon this earth.

takeupyourcrossredocmclearWithout His unconditional love, mercy and grace we would sink quickly into the mud of wickedness and darkness flourishing in this world.

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