Friday, September 21, 2012

Mercy in Weakness

We use our powerful God-tools 
for tearing down barriers 
erected against the truth of God, 
fitting every loose thought 
and emotion and impulse 
into the structure of life 
shaped by Christ...
building lives of obedience 
into maturity.
2 Corinthians 10:5

I have had to identify specific tools
during this season of 
loose thoughts and emotions.
They are the keys of life for me.
One of these is the word mercy.

In days of clear thinking and radical trust,
I cry out for a greater faith and deeper revelation.
I am grateful God allows me 
to have those kinds of days.
But on those days where I can't see clearly,
all that seems to help is a cry for mercy.
It renders me totally dependent,
in a place of weakness.
The promise in weakness is strength.
My strength comes into 
its own in your weakness.
So, I stand trusting in His strength.
Being okay in my weakness.
It's what mercy is all about.
Lord, have mercy on me.
It is my prayer all day long.
David declares in Psalm 52 that
God's mercy carries the day.


1 comment:

  1. Yes. That's pretty much it this morning. Thanks, Dad.
    Miss you, amazing lady!