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Refreshing Grace & Mercy

Image source: cfchastings.comI often pray last thing at night.   I recap the day, the feelings and share thoughts, hopes and dreams with God.  Those moments give me peace and help me to slip off into that land of zzzz's knowing that I have laid all of my cares at his feet.

The other night was no different.  After having had sickness wafting through the house and feeling relatively flat, I needed a sharing time with God.  I needed to rediscover some passion, drive and feel reinvigorated by life again.   Struggles had worn thin, energy gone, exhaustion setting in. 

With my eyes closed, I gave it over to him and at that very instant in my mind I see this breeze blowing over my body.   Not just any breeze but a refreshing one and with every gust  came the words... Mercy, Grace, Love.  Deeply I inhale to take in as much as I can of this refreshing breeze.  I want to fill my spirit to overflowing, I want to feel that breeze across my face and know that I am alive in Christ.  The breeze wraps around my body, lifting me off the ground and it is here that I know I am surrounded.  There is not a moment that goes by, not a day that passes in which His grace and mercy is not part of my life.  An outpouring of His love giving me assurance and peace that in all things, He is there.

Isn't he just the most amazing God?

What did I ever do to deserve such grace, such mercy?   Nothing.  I don't deserve it and I am humbled by the many blessings He pours out on my life.  

This beautiful verse says it all.  

"Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may find mercy and grace in time of need"- Hebrews 4:16

He gives us what we need. Visions and words that encourage us to keep going. Confirmation of our path ahead. He gives the grace, mercy and love we need every day to keep trusting His ways and pursuing the goodness that He has for us. His hand is there even when we cannot see it. Those days where we struggle to see the road ahead, He is there. I am so thankful that I don't have to worry about the what if's for He already has it covered.

Next time you feel overwhelmed, down in the spirit, unworthy or just lacking motivation, lift your head to the one who knows all, sees all and has it all covered. 


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Lynnelle Richardson - author the faith journals


 I'm Lynnelle - wife, mum of two, women of faith who enjoys great coffee.  Read my personal journals of faith as God leads and directs me on this life journey.  To contact me, click the button below!


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