Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever. I Chronicles 16:34 (NKJV)
For me two words stand out in this verse of Scripture. MERCY, and FOREVER.
What would I do without the LORD’s mercy? I don’t deserve it. I can’t earn it. I have no legal claim to it. All I can do is ask Him for it. Ask Him to love me, forgive me and bless me in spite of my sins, in spite of my self-centeredness, in spite of my rebellion, in spite of my frailties, in spite of myself.
His mercy is totally underserved, but He pours it out on me anyway.
…not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, (Titus 3:5 NKJV)
And His mercy toward me and you, toward all humankind, continues FOREVER.
For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations. (Psalm 100:5)
But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, (Psalm 103:17)
With a little wrath I hid My face from you for a moment; But with everlasting kindness I will have mercy on you,” Says the Lord, your Redeemer. (Isaiah 54:8)
That’s HUGE to me. That’s something to be truly grateful for.