Surrounded By God’s Tender Mercies

Holli and I are fans of The History Channel series “Vikings.” Many times the Vikings referred to “The Gods;” and they often made sacrifices to “The Gods” because they thought “The Gods” were angry with them. Think about that; the Gods being angry with us.
But, let’s be honest… if we didn’t serve a merciful God, who could blame God for being angry with us. Many times, we are not obedient to God. Yet, God loves us and forgives us because God is merciful.
Psalm 119:77 speaks of God’s forgiveness. The text reads, “Surround me with your tender mercies so I may live, for your instructions are my delight.” Think about the two words, “tender mercies.” Our God is a loving God… Yes, there have been times when God has moved in wrath… God destroyed the earth with water in the book of Genesis… but, God’s mercy is seen FAR more often than God’s wrath.
If you are a Christian, you have experienced the tender mercies of the Lord. We mess up and God picks us up. We sin and God forgives.
God has surrounded us with tender mercies. You may think you have messed up so badly that God couldn’t possibly forgive you. But you are wrong. God will forgive if you will ask.
God is waiting to surround you with his tender mercies today. No matter how much we have sinned, God’s tender mercies are available to surround us with God’s love.

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