Devotions from Judy’s heart

“It’s me, It’s me, it’s me O Lord, standing in the need of prayer. Not my brother, not my sister but me O Lord, standing in the need of prayer.”  I remember that song as a young girl but the older I get the more I realize how much I need the Lord and His mercy to me. When we blow it, we know it in even a greater way!  The other day I went to the Co-op and a gal was standing in the front of the lentils that I wanted to grab. So I leaned down to reach them, and when I did my bag of flax seeds dropped out of my arms and the bag almost “exploded” spilling the contents on the floor. Oh my!  A very nice man who volunteers there simply said, “I will take care of that. Just go about your shopping.” Just what I needed to hear and music to my ears!  How often are we in need of God’s mercy as we blow it in so many more ways than we are even aware of? And when we really know that in the depth of our being, we will be most gracious in extending mercy to others. ( Mercy triumphs over judgment. James 2:13)  I am so glad God doesn’t give us what we deserve but is merciful!  In Ps. 103:8, “The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.”  How blessed we are to have such a merciful Father!