One of the stunning realities of the Christian life is that in a world where everything is in some state of decay, God’s mercies never grow old.
They never run out. They never are ill timed. They never dry up. They never grow weak. They never get weary. They never fail to meet the need.
They never disappoint. They never, ever fail, because they really are new every morning.
Form-fitted for the challenges, disappointments, sufferings, temptations, and struggles with sin within and without are the mercies of our Lord. Sometimes they are:
God’s mercies don’t come in one color; no, they come in every shade of every color of the rainbow of his grace. God’s mercies are not the sound of one instrument; no, they sound the note of every instrument of his grace.
God’s mercy is general; all of his children bask in his mercy. God’s mercy is specific; each child receives the mercy that is designed for his or her particular moment of need.
God’s mercy is predictable; it is the fountain that never stops flowing. God’s mercy is unpredictable; it comes to us in surprising forms.
God’s mercy is a radical theology, but it is more than a theology; it is life to all who believe.
God’s mercy is ultimate comfort, but it is also a call to a brand-new way of living. God’s mercy really does change everything forever, for all upon whom this mercy is bestowed.
–Paul David Tripp, New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2014), “Introduction.”
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